Big Tech taps libertarian lifeline in D.C. - 2021-03-22

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F0.png Big Tech taps libertarian lifeline in D.C. March 22, 2021, Margaret Harding McGill, Axios

Tech companies bracing for increased scrutiny in Washington are leaning on their last friends in town — the libertarians.

Why it matters: Progressive liberals and populist conservatives alike are ramping up their attacks on the tech industry. So the once-beloved darlings of Silicon Valley are scrambling to gain traction on Capitol Hill with the dwindling ranks of Republicans who still believe in laissez-faire, even for the tech industry.

What's happening: Major tech companies have added prominent conservatives from the free-market world to their D.C. rosters in recent months.

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