The Tyranny of Big Tech - Josh Hawley

The Tyranny of Big Tech

By Josh Hawley

  • Release Date: 2021-05-04
  • Genre: Political Science
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Description

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.

Reviews

  • Jeez....

    1
    By Hardcore Book Lover
    What a waste of my time
  • Ternary of Big Tech

    5
    By Joedade
    Brilliant thinker and writer. I hope that many of his ideas will make it through Congress. Josh is one of the great conservative leaders around. I love his courage to take on the tech giants. It is unfortunate that the tech giants are completely in bed with the left and progressive party.
  • Excellent read

    5
    By Kennybeesneeze
    At first glance, you might see this book as some kind of political propaganda that is rooted in opinion and misrepresentation. This could not be further from the truth. This is a thoughtful and well written book about the problems of our current age. The preface doesn’t do justice to the following chapters, I assume, because the author’s political future depends on endorsements from republicans like Donald Trump. I think this is unfortunate since Hawley truly has a knack for excellent writing and story telling. I recommend skipping the preface and reading the first and second chapter. This is a must read.
  • Don’t give this seditionist any of your money!

    1
    By christiangirl06
    Josh Hawley is responsible for the insurrection at the US Capitol that happened on January 6th and hasn’t ever apologized for it. He is a traitor to our country. Do yourself a favor and don’t give this man any of your money. He whines about big tech but sells his book on Amazon and uses his iPhone to post things on Twitter. What a loser!