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Washington Monthly: Silicon Valley went from an industry with no enemies to one with no friends

Accepted submission by aristarchus at 2019-09-11 05:16:34 from the Peter Effect, derivative of the Peter Principle dept.
Digital Liberty

At The Hill [],

Washington Monthly Executive Editor Gilad Edelman said the perception of Silicon Valley has shifted dramatically among Democrats and Republicans since the 2016 presidential election.

Edelman told Hill.TV that the industry was relatively insulated from criticism and viewed favorably by both parties until President Trump's surprise victory over Hillary Clinton, saying his win "really scrambled a lot these beliefs and intuitions."

"Silicon Valley seems to have gone from an industry with no enemies to an industry with no friends," Edelman said during an interview on “Rising.”

“Democrats realized that whatever the CEOs of Google or Facebook might think, these platforms seems to have facilitated Donald Trump’s election,” he added. “On the right, the fact that Trump could get elected while breaking from some pretty serious orthodoxies — at least superficially on economic matters — meant that maybe there was more room to criticize corporate business practices than conservatives had previously thought.”

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