Finally, we arrived Bilateral sensation with Big Tech, everyone! At least press that line Is Echoes Advertising Nausea. “Facebook re-establishes bilateral support for whistle blower big tech carburetor,” Financial times Trumped after Frances Hausen’s Senate testimony on Facebook last week. “Lawmakers send bipartisan anti-trust message to Big Tech,” Newsweek Wrote a day later. For more than a year, but especially since last week’s U.S. Senate hearing, the media has increasingly suggested that Democrats and Republicans are dispelling their long-standing disagreement over technology policy.
But beyond their winning headlines, many of these articles Note: (Often recklessly) that “sensuality” is merely an opinion Something Big tech requires a kind of control. This is where the notion of “bilateral sensation” breaks down and where the danger lies in this expression.
It’s true that over the past few years American lawmakers have become much more outspoken about Silicon Valley technology giants, their products and services, and their market practices. Still just agree Something To do, and alone, as much as the two-way sensation. Elected representatives from both parties still disagree on what should happen, why things should happen, and what the problems are in the first place. All of these factors constitute both the proposed legislation in Congress and the progress being made in making it a reality.
On top of that, isolating national law from the technology law process only threatens to repeat the problems of the past few decades, where imagining technology as apolitical helps regulators and society ignore the dangers. The analysis of this over-the-top rhetoric on the hard, real road to real control – and how much of a threat democracy (and democratic technology law) poses is from within.
Liberal for decades Democracies from the United States to France to Australia have consistently regarded the Internet as a free, secure, and resilient golden child of democracy. Especially from US leaders, Bill Clinton Jail-O-To-A-Wall Lecture In 2000 the so-called State Department Internet freedom agenda In 2010, he praised the power of the web to overthrow global authoritarianism. Left alone, the argument goes, democratic governments can enable the Internet as much as possible for democracy.
The groundswell of calls to control Big Tech is no small change. While it is tempting to view this transition as one-sided, some sections of the media often forget that technology is not unique and has led to many different calls for controlling isolated incidents: Equifax Data breach, Cambridge Analytica Privacy scandal, Russian ransomware Attack, Covid Incorrect information, Promoting misinformation Targeting black voters, its use Racist and sexist algorithms, Insulting police use Surveillance technology, and and on. Not all lawmakers treat these issues equally, or at all.
Data breaches and ransomware seem to be two areas where there is the highest potential for unanimous legislation; Members of Congress rarely stand to speak of their belief in weakening their component to lower the cyber security bar. Earlier this year, after several, significantly more damaging ransomware attacks from within Russia, members Both Team Condemned the behavior and highlighted how Congress and the White House could respond by approving Russian actors and investing more in domestic security. The House and Senate are held ransomware Hearing In July, construction is underway Important work of civil society To run a bilateral response to the threat.