Why policymakers must act to preserve information freedom at home and abroad : A Cold War dichotomy pitting capitalism and democracy versus state control misreads history

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Abstract

Topping the very short list of issues that many Democrats and Republicans can agree upon these days are two seemingly unrelated topics: tech regulation and Hong Kong. Political figures across the ideological spectrum, from Elizabeth Warren to Stephen K. Bannon, have criticized the power players of Silicon Valley for threatening free competition and other American values. Meanwhile, over the past several months the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019, which commits the United States to monitoring civil liberties in the semiautonomous Chinese city, sailed through a bitterly divided Congress and was signed into law by President Trump.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Washington Post
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2020

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