Why Big Tech’s swift reaction to the Capitol riot is a threat to democracy

Apple, Twitter, and other tech companies were able to unilaterally shut down much of Trump’s communication infrastructure. That’s a lot of corporate power—with no oversight or recourse.

Big Business and Big Tech both reacted swiftly to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, punishing and condemning those they deemed responsible for the riot or for creating the conditions that led to it.

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