America First believers have picked an odd target for much of their ire: America’s hugely successful domestic technology companies. In attacking the United States’ most successful enterprises, many America First supporters have made common cause with Chinese and European regulators who target U.S. companies for their own ends. European leaders and regulatory agencies routinely harass companies like Facebook and Google, and Chinese Communist Party officials ban any platform that irritates the state. Meanwhile, tech companies are working hard to put America first by supporting communities through the pandemic and restricting promoters of violence. Lexington’s John Cicchitti has written an Op-Ed about this topic here.
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