Big Tech has big power over freedom of expression—and that is a big problem.
Over the last several months, it has become quite apparent that Facebook and Twitter exercise an inordinate amount of control over the news and ideas we are exposed to. In the wake of the Capitol Hill riots by the far right, Big Tech companies took the unprecedented step of deplatforming the sitting president of the United States and ramping up their powers of censorship.
Now, no one should feel bad for Donald Trump or the far right. But the increased powers nakedly wielded by Big Tech companies are a major cause for concern for the left. Those of us who are engaged in political struggles that seek to upend the structures of racism, imperialism, and inequality often are advocating ideas outside the mainstream—a
— source Spring magazine | David Bush | May 3, 2021