What will governments do after Big Tech deplatformed Trump?

Launching a new administration involves thousands of decisions about appointments, budgets, executive orders, foreign leader contacts, legislative agendas, and the like. Planning begins long before the November election. But I suspect that President Joe Biden ....

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The EU’s misguided drive to turn America’s Big Tech companies into public utilities

European Union (EU) regulators have targeted America’s Big Tech companies, aiming to make them some of the EU’s most heavily regulated firms. Draft legislation called the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act would ....

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Is Silicon Valley over?

California is “America on fast forward,” according to sociologist Manuel Pastor. As he sees it, many of today’s biggest challenges — from climate change to inequality — arrived in the Golden State first. And thus ....

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Beyond 230: Reframing the conservative debate over social media regulation

Recent tech policy debates have been animated by the surprising push by both Democrats and Republicans to reform Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the cornerstone of internet law. But that bipartisan call masks ....

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In Oracle-Google war, a battle of analogies will shape the future of software copyrights

As we saw a few weeks ago, the long-running software fight between Oracle and Google reached its crescendo in early October when the tech giants took up arms at the Supreme Court. While it will ....

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Taxing times for Big Tech: An international perspective

The FAANG companies — Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google — have long faced scrutiny on taxes internationally. These extremely successful and profitable American firms are perceived to pay a disproportionately low share of taxes ....

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