The Atlantic: Exploring the Emergence of Technoauthoritarianism

January 30, 2024

View MoreFacebook (now Meta) has become an avatar of all that is wrong with Silicon Valley. Many titans of Silicon Valley have made these trade-offs repeatedly. Key figures in Silicon Valley, including Musk, have clearly warmed to illiberal ideas in recent years. In 2020, Donald Trump’s vote share in Silicon Valley was 23 percent—small, but higher than the 20 percent he received in 2016. This article appears in the March 2024 print edition with the headline “The Despots of Silicon Valley.”