Think QAnon Is on the Fringe? So Was the Tea Party

Democrats dismissed it as a fringe group of conspiracy-minded zealots. Moderate Republicans fretted over its potential to hurt their party’s image, while more conservative lawmakers carefully sought to harness its grass-roots energy. Sympathetic media outlets covered its rallies, portraying it as an emerging strain of populist politics — a protest Read more…

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Big Tech Makes Inroads With the Biden Campaign

WASHINGTON — Joseph R. Biden Jr. has been critical of Big Tech, admonishing Facebook for mishandling misinformation and saying internet companies should lose a central legal protection. But his campaign has quietly welcomed onto its staff and policy groups people who have worked with or for Silicon Valley giants, raising Read more…

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The Strange Saga of TikTok

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. What’s happening with TikTok is one of the strangest things I’ve seen. Let me catch you up. One of the world’s hottest apps has become a political hot potato because it’s owned Read more…

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