Big Tech's swift reaction to Capitol rioters reveals new face of corporate political power – and a threat to American democracy

Big Tech reacted to the Capitol riot by shutting down one of Trump’s supporters’ favorite social media apps. AP Photo/John Minchillo Big Business and Big Tech both reacted swiftly to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, punishing and condemning those they deemed responsible for the riot or for creating the conditions that led to it. But there was a big difference in how each group acted. Dozens of U.S. companies as diverse as Walmart, General Motors, McDonald’s and Nike at least temporarily shut off the cash spigot to politicians who voted against certifying the results of the presidential el…

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