- Eye Opening
Dominant tech companies have found new opportunities in the COVID-19 pandemic to reposition themselves as friends of the US government. Apple, Facebook and other big tech companies have offered to share information to augment the government’s efforts to counter and contain the virus. However, in the estimation of Atlantic writer Franklin Foer, the companies’ primary aim is to avoid anti-monopoly attacks. His analysis contends that government alliances with big tech can diminish democracy while helping these companies thwart competition. While politically charged, this article will intrigue readers who follow tech-firm regulation.
About the Author
Franklin Foer, a staff writer at The Atlantic, is a former editor of The New Republic.
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