Hillary Clinton’s Technology Agenda Isn’t Good Enough

By Micah L. Sifry, The Nation

Clinton’s recently released Initiative on Technology and Innovation fails to address the relevant civil rights issues such as internet access, which are more politically controversial. “If Clinton’s tech agenda seems a bit tame, that’s because it reflects the current balance of forces dominating US tech-policy debates. It’s easy to be for expanded computer-science education. Everybody, from parents desperate to give their kids a shot at a better future to tech companies searching for more skilled coders (and happy to have taxpayers pay for their training), loves that idea. But to actually bring high-speed Internet service to every American, or to lift up workers being exploited by the Ubers of the world, requires taking on very powerful corporate actors.”

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