Trump keeps threatening tech companies, but he’s terrible at following through

Yesterday, President Donald Trump tweeted that Google search was artificially promoting “left-wing media” writing negative stories about him. Trump promised that the situation “will be addressed,” and his economic adviser Larry Kudlow said the White House was “taking a look” at whether Google needs to be regulated. Later, he issued more veiled threats, saying that web platforms “better be careful” as they’re “treading on very, very troubled territory.”

These sound like big threats, and regulating search engine behavior would be a huge deal, especially since Trump has virtually no evidence that search is “rigged.” And the Trump administration has sabotaged tech companies with harsh immigration limits and erratic trade policy. But Trump…

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