Should American citizens get a new Bill of Rights for the internet?
Given all the damage that giant tech companies have done of late, including the disaster of the week — a breach at Facebook that exposed tens of millions of accounts and maybe lots more — many Democrats think the answer is yes.
In an interview with me this week, Nancy Pelosi even suggested that a new agency could be created to manage tech’s growing impact. “Something needs to be done,” she told me, to “protect the privacy of the American people” and “come up with overarching values” — a set of principles that everyone can agree on and adhere to.
Call it a Bill of Rights for the internet.