What a difference younger, tech-savvy public representatives have made to the US Congress. When Facebook appeared at hearings last year about the Cambridge Analytica scandal, it was revealing to see just how clueless older lawmakers were about technology and how the internet works.

That changed this year. A new generation of mostly Democrat lawmakers have a better grasp of big tech and the unintended impact it has on our lives. This includes a grasp of social media and monopolistic practices.

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, Morningstar financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Times Select.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.