The Tyranny of Big Tech

The Tyranny of Big Tech

by Josh Hawley


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The reign of Big Tech is here, and Americans’ First Amendment rights hang by a keystroke.

Amassing unimaginable amounts of personal data, giants like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple—once symbols of American ingenuity and freedom—have become a techno-oligarchy with overwhelming economic and political power.

Decades of unchecked data collection have given Big Tech more targeted control over Americans’ daily lives than any company or government in the world. In The Tyranny of Big Tech, Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri argues that these mega-corporations—controlled by the robber barons of the modern era—are the gravest threat to American liberty in decades.

To reverse course, Hawley argues, we must correct progressives’ mistakes of the past. That means recovering the link between liberty and democratic participation, building an economy that makes the working class strong, independent, and beholden to no one, and curbing the influence of corporate and political elites.

Big Tech and its allies do not deal gently with those who cross them, and Senator Hawley proudly bears his own battle scars. But hubris is dangerous. The time is ripe to overcome the tyranny of Big Tech by reshaping the business and legal landscape of the digital world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684512393
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Publication date: 05/04/2021
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 16,112
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Josh Hawley, a U.S. Senator from the State of Missouri and the former Missouri Attorney General, has spent his professional life defending the First Amendment and the Constitution. He has litigated in courts across the country, including the US Supreme Court. Josh and his wife, Erin, live in Ozark, MO and have three children, Elijah, Blaise and Abigail.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Part I

Chapter 1 The Return of the Monopolies 1

Chapter 2 The Robber Barons 11

Chapter 3 The Last Republican 27

Chapter 4 The Triumph of Corporate Liberalism 39

Part II

Chapter 5 Addicting America 57

Chapter 6 Anti-Social Media 75

Chapter 7 The Censors 89

Chapter 8 New World Order 111

Chapter 9 Rigging Washington 125

Part III

Chapter 10 What Each of Us Can Do 137

Chapter 11 A New Politics 145

Acknowledgments 159

Notes 161

Index 189

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