紐時賞析/曾對科技公司持批判態度 科技巨擘打入拜登團隊

民主黨總統候選人拜登。 美聯社
民主黨總統候選人拜登。 美聯社

Big Tech Makes Inroads With the Biden Campaign

科技巨擘打入拜登團隊

Joe Biden has been critical of Big Tech, admonishing Facebook for mishandling misinformation and saying internet companies should lose a central legal protection.

美國民主黨總統候選人拜登一直對科技巨擘持批判態度,曾譴責臉書未能妥善處理不實資訊,並說網路公司不該享有聯邦法律保護。

But his campaign has quietly welcomed onto its staff and policy groups people who have worked with or for Silicon Valley giants, raising concerns among the industry's critics that the companies are seeking to co-opt a potential Biden administration.

不過,拜登的競選團隊已悄悄地將曾與矽谷大公司合作或為其工作者,納為成員或納入政策建議團體,使對科技業有意見者擔心這些公司想拉攏可能上台的拜登政府。

One of Biden's closest aides joined the campaign from Apple, while others held senior roles at firms that consulted for major tech companies. And a nearly 700-person volunteer group advising the campaign, the Innovation Policy Committee, includes at least eight people who work for Facebook, Amazon, Google and Apple, according to documents reviewed by The New York Times. Other committee members have close ties to the companies, including economists and lawyers who have advised them, and officials at think tanks funded by them.

最貼近拜登的幕僚有一人來自蘋果公司,還有些曾在為大型科技公司提供諮詢的機構擔任高管。根據紐約時報看過的文件,為拜登陣營獻策的近700人志願團體「創新政策委員會」,至少有8人為臉書、亞馬遜、谷歌和蘋果工作,另有些成員與這些公司關係密切,包括為這些公司提供建議的經濟學者和律師,以及這些公司出資設立的智庫成員。

The presence of the industry's allies inside Biden's policy apparatus and campaign and transition teams—and his campaign's effort to ensure the confidentiality of its policy process—has alarmed an increasingly influential coalition of liberals who say the tech titans stifle competition, disregard user privacy and fail to adequately police hate speech and disinformation.

科技業盟友出現在拜登的政策機構、競選團隊和政權交接團隊中,拜登陣營又致力使政策制定過程保密,使得影響力日增的自由派聯盟憂心。聯盟成員認為科技巨擘扼殺競爭,漠視用戶隱私,而且未能充分檢肅仇恨言論與假消息。

They are hoping to dissuade Biden from following the example of his former boss, President Barack Obama, whose embrace of tech companies helped turn them into darlings in Washington.

自由派聯盟想勸他,不要跟前上司歐巴馬總統一樣擁抱科技公司,使之成為華府寵兒。

Today the tech giants are trying to fend off new regulations or antitrust lawsuits. The Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission have spent more than a year investigating Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple for possible violations of competition law. During a House hearing last month, lawmakers from both parties grilled the chief executives of all four companies about accusations that their dominance had hurt consumers, rivals and small businesses, as well as what they were doing to police false information.

目前這些科技巨擘正極力避開新的管制和反壟斷訴訟。美國司法部和聯邦貿易委員會已花費一年多時間調查谷歌、臉書、亞馬遜和蘋果有否違反公平競爭法。在眾院7月一場聽證會上,兩黨議員連番質問這四家公司的執行長,如何回應因具宰制性優勢而傷害了消費者、對手和小商家的指控,在檢肅假消息方面又有何作為。

“The environment is very different now,” said Robert D. Atkinson, the president of a think tank that has been funded in part by Google, the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation. “When Obama took office, you know, tech was like a bromance kind of thing. Everybody loved it, and people didn't see the issues that some people see now.”

資金部分來自谷歌的智庫「資訊科技與創新基金會」主席艾金森說:「現在的環境跟先前很不一樣,歐巴馬上台時,大夥兒看科技業就像哥兒們一樣,人人喜歡,當時的人並沒有看到現在的人看出來的問題。」

Atkinson is among the allies of Big Tech on the Innovation Policy Committee. While he said the members represented “a fairly diverse set of views,” he predicted that a potential Biden administration would face significant pressure from the left to clamp down on the major tech companies.

艾金森是創新政策委員會成員中的科技巨擘盟友。他表示成員組合反映出「相當多元化的意見」,但他預料,若拜登上台,他的政府會承受左派要他打擊科技巨擘的強大壓力。

文/David McCabe and Kenneth P. Vogel 譯/李京倫、核稿/樂慧生

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