We must regulate big tech because, well, it’s big and it’s tech, d’ye see? What, after all, is the point of striving to be a committee member if the committee doesn’t gain power over other people and their lives?
At which point there’s a certain problem with the claim being made:
Big tech moved at a scale and speed that states and regulators couldn’t match.
The regulators didn’t know what they were doing.
There was a skills gap – career politicians and their advisers lacked expertise to even identify the problems, let alone design fixes.
Ah, no, the potential regulators were in fact clueless twats who didn’t know what the hell they should be doing.
But the solution is still that the know-nothing addlepates should be insistent upon using their power to do whatever the hell they have no sodding clue about.
Because, you know, regulation is good and not-regulation is bad.
At which point we rather see the problem with government regulation, don’t we? It’s not just the usual and general suspicion that it’s the clueless thrashing about we’ve here the insistence that it is and yet still we must have it.