Techlash, Tech Policy: A Look Ahead to What’s Next

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How deep is the “techlash” in America, and what are its implications on the future of policy and society? New research from Gallup and Knight Foundation finds a strikingly consistent concern across the political spectrum about a range of issues involving big tech – from the spread of misinformation, to issues of privacy and foreign election interference in a networked world, to data security and the role of governments in regulating the perceived excesses of tech companies.

As the country attempts to reconcile American norms with the roles technology companies have assumed, this intimate conversation with FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra offers a fresh and penetrating look at America’s techlash and the responsibilities of tech companies and government in the years ahead.

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Rohit Chopra

Federal Trade Commission

Sam Gill

John S. And James L. Knight Foundation

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