Masters of the Tech Universe Test the Limits of Their Power

After the Trump ban, world leaders are deeply worried social media giants might do the same to them. Is a wave of tech regulation inevitable?

Jack Dorsey speaks at TED2019: Bigger Than Us. April 15–19, 2019, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED.

World governments are suddenly considering what happens when American tech companies control who gets banned, who gets elected, and who doesn’t in their own countries.