Do you think that Big Tech is already too powerful? Well, it could be about to get even more power.
Breitbart reports that Joe Biden is putting together a White House transition team that includes individuals with ties to Big Tech.
We ought to emphasize that Biden has still not been officially declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election, with votes still to be counted and legal challenges still to be resolved. Nevertheless, the mainstream media has declared Biden the “president-elect” – something that these outlets don’t even have the power to do – and Biden and his campaign are charging forward as if he is entering the White House tomorrow.
Meet the transition team
At the very least, it appears that Google, Apple, Twitter, and Facebook will all be represented in a Biden administration.
The Financial Times reports that Jessica Hertz and Cynthia Hogan will both be part of Biden’s transition team. Hertz used to be Facebook’s associate general counsel, and Hogan was Apple’s vice-president for government affairs.
Previously, it had been reported that Carlos Monje had left social media to join Biden’s team. He was Twitter’s public policy director.
And now, it is being reported that Biden is considering hiring Eric Schmidt for a new technology industry task force in his administration.
Schmidt is the former chief executive of Google, he is a well-known Democratic operative with ties to the Clintons, and he, more recently, has been raising funds for Biden’s 2020 campaign. It now appears that, should a Biden administration come to pass, he will be rewarded for his efforts.
Besides Schmidt, it is unclear what roles these individuals are playing. What is clear though is that Biden is trying to unite his administration with Big Tech.
Big Tech looks to have played a big role in the Biden 2020 campaign. In the weeks and months leading up to the 2020 election, they censored anything that could hurt Biden, including the bombshell New York Post article that appeared to show evidence of a connection between vice president Biden and his son Hunter’s overseas business dealings.
Big Tech is also well-known for censoring conservative voices, including conservative news outlets. For these reasons, Republicans have been looking to take away Big Tech’s Section 230 protections, which makes them immune to lawsuits from their users.
It looks, however, like Biden, as president, would look to give Big Tech even more power, which, considering what we have already seen, is a scary prospect.