Big Tech’s key role in fighting the coronavirus outbreak

Big Tech’s key role in fighting the coronavirus outbreak

(iStockphoto) In the past few years, the attitude toward tech has increasingly soured. Multiple data privacy and election-related scandals at various tech companies and a new political strategy of being tough on “Big Tech” have led to the phenomenon known as “techlash.” In fact, in 2018, the Financial Times used that term to summarize “the year in a word.” And the hits just keep on coming: in 2019 and this year, we’ve continued to see even more calls to regulate technology and tech companies—with antitrust suits, Congressional hearings and bad bills galore. But as the severity of the COVID-19 […]

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