Cyber & Technology
Should the Leading Online Tech Companies Be Regulated as Public Utilities?
Peter Swire Wed, Aug 2, 2017, 9:00 AM
Should the leading online tech companies be regulated as public utilities? Maybe so, according to White House advisor Steve Bannon. His basic argument, according to The Intercept, “is that Facebook and Google have become effectively a necessity in contemporary life.” Thus far, the tech sector and Washington think-tank crowd have not grappled with that possibility in much depth, if at all.