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The Case for a Progressive Vision on Tech Policy

Author Adam Conner makes the case for a progressive approach to technology policy, arguing that the federal government needs to address the mounting risks, challenges, and inequalities that technology has created.

Twelve years ago, I logged onto a laptop in my apartment and opened the first Facebook office in Washington, D.C. I was an evangelist helping lawmakers, regulators and politicos understand and use a new technology dubbed “social media.”

Many of these operatives were skeptical of a 23-year-old telling them that an online network was going to change everything. Some saw the potential to communicate with constituents, deliver services and win elections. Few were interested in the bigger questions that the growth of technology companies might create, and we were happy to let those questions go unanswered.

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Adam Conner

Vice President, Technology Policy