By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 1-30-20
Microsoft president Brad Smith is calling for more regulation of tech companies. He said those businesses need to step up and provide more self regulation, but “we do think we need more regulation of technology.”
Smith, who has co-written a new book, Tools and Weapons, was appearing on C-SPAN’s Communicatorsseries. “The world has questions and we need to answer them,” he said.
Computer giants, though mostly the edge providers like Facebook and Google, have been under intense scrutiny in D.C. over their size and power.
Smith said that digital technology has gone longer with less regulation than almost any other technology since the 1800s. “We think that the market, customers and even industry itself would be better served, for the long term, with a different balance.” » Read More