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The president-elect could continue the government’s rising efforts to curb the outsize power of the tech industry. The Trump administration launched what could be a landmark antitrust case against Google that will likely continue.
And, like the Trump administration, Biden has also taken aim at Section 230, a law that is foundational to the modern internet and gives tech firms liability protection from lawsuits for what users post. The president-elect has said it should be revoked. Trump and other Republicans have baselessly asserted that the social media companies were censoring conservatives. Democrats criticize the law because they think social-media companies are failing to suppress misinformation and hate speech.
The list includes a lot of Silicon Valley representation to help his future administration.
Tom Sullivan, Amazon's director of international tax planning
Office of Management and Budget
Mark Schwartz, Amazon Web Services' enterprise strategist
Divya Kumaraiah, Airbnb's strategy and program lead for cities
Brandon Belford, Lyft's senior director and its public policy team's chief of staff
Nicole Isaac, LinkedIn's senior director of North America policy
Will Fields, Sidewalk Labs' senior development associate
Sarah Miller, executive director of the American Economic Liberties Project
Federal Trade Commission
Laura Moy, director of Georgetown's Communications & Technology Law Clinic
Bill Baer, visiting fellow at Brookings Institution, former FTC and DOJ