Biden Still Wary of Silicon Valley Big Tech

THE SITUATION:
Looking for new focus on Big Tech & Silicon Valley from the President Elect?
Biden’s complete connectivity with Big Tech is critically needed.
Now there is an opportunity to change from Trump’s lack of involvement.
Anti-trust, social media, digital divide, & big tech’s size are to be examined.
Domestic surveillance is major concern of tech leadership & the Biden team.

WHY OF SIGNIFICANCE:
Implications of Section 203 law that shapes content on social media.
Big Tech was major feature of presidential campaign: Biden was critical of SM.
Sought bipartisan effort to investigate anti trust issue inside & about Big Tech.
Key issue is digital divide, what info, & how people access the internet.

SOLUTIONS:
Silicon Valley seems to now be dealing more effectively with misinformation.
Anti competitive practices are still being given lip service by Big tech talkers.
Social media moderation or even crackdown is possible, if not needed, on platforms.
The Biden team said to back more fact sensitive content on social media.
Also plans to lift limitation of HB-1 visas to provide more tech talent in U.S.

SOURCES:
LA Times 11 08 20 “Post Trump, New Focus on Big Tech” –https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-11-08/biden-technology-industry-regulation-antitrust

https://www.wsj.com/articles/silicon-valley-gets-another-president-skeptical-of-big-tech-11604938267

What can Silicon Valley expect from Joe Biden- https://www.ft.com/content/44f738e8-eb6f-4394-b833-6b3207ce31bf

KEY BIDAN PEOPLE INVOLVED IN SOCIAL MEDIA ORCHESTRATION:
Bill Russo, Head of Biden Press Team
Jessica Hertz, former associate general counsel at Facebook
Cynthia Hogan, former Apple vice-president for government affairs
Eric Schmidt, former Google chief executive

PEOPLE IMPACTING HOW INFORMATION COULD BE MANAGED:
Jameel Jaffe, Exec Dir, Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia
Christopher Lewis, President, Public Knowledge.
Gogi Sohn, Fellow at Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law

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