The problem with today’s tech hearing, in 6 charts

New polling sheds light on why we should be skeptical about the techlash

Are tech companies too big? There is a stark contrast in responses between those who closely follow political news and those who do not.

The Beltway believes tech breakups would benefit Americans. The rest of America is unsure.

The less you follow politics, the less likely you are to trust politicians to regulate social media.

Politics is shaping everything about how we view these companies — including our trust in them.

On a scale from 1 to 5 where 1 is completely distrust and 5 is completely trust, please indicate how much you trust Google below to collect and use your personal information/data.

Why we should care about how politics is shaping today’s tech policy conversations

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