Tech leaders must look back wistfully at the 2012 U.S. presidential election, when the most pertinent question facing the industry was which executives from Google would end up working in the White House. Fast forward to 2019, and one of the leading Democratic presidential candidates, Elizabeth Warren, has just made breaking up the tech industry’s leading companies—Amazon, Facebook and Google—a central part of her campaign. Check out Ashley’s analysis.
It is breathtaking how dramatically the prevailing sentiment toward big tech companies have changed, at least in elite political and media circles. Even if Ms. Warren falls short in her bid for the Democratic nomination, her proposals could still influence the rest of the field.