It was supposed to be a “hot vax summer” in the US, but instead we got a hot antitrust reform summer. The Biden administration, along with the Democratic-led Congress, has put into play a mix of proposed legislation, lawsuits, executive orders, and appointments to address Big Tech's outsized, consolidated power. Now, more than six months into the new administration and Congress, here's what tech executives can expect of the new direction in tech policy.
Biden’s strategy is grounded in popular sentiment. Consumers are increasingly interested in regulating Big Tech.
The same February 2021 Gallup poll found that US adults' views of Big Tech companies became increasingly negative over the same window, with 45% having a somewhat or very negative view of tech firms, compared with just 33% in August 2019.