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Tech Braces for Intensified Scrutiny Following Capitol Siege, Democrats Winning Control of Senate

Bhaskar Chakravorti calls on policymakers to learn from social media's role in the Capitol siege, via an interview with MarketWatch.

Big Tech is bracing for a regulatory reckoning following the siege of the Capitol, the same day Democrats won control of the Senate.


“January 6th ought to shape the future of tech as we know it,” Bhaskar Chakravorti, dean of global business at Tuft University’s The Fletcher School, told MarketWatch. “The only way in which social media doesn’t continue to be weaponized to undermine democracy is by re-thinking this critical piece [Section 230] that gave rise to the web as it is today and is the root of many of its evils. This puts the future of social-media regulation front and center of the Big Tech agenda.”

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