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Years after Obama used Facebook to help him win the presidency, Silicon Valley is under Democratic fire

The growing frustration with Facebook and its Silicon Valley peers threatens to put the industry in the crosshairs of a future Democratic White House should the party prevail in 2020. Foto: AP Photo/Richard Drew, file

The Democratic Party's rapidly fading love affair with Big Tech has broken into open acrimony in recent weeks, punctuated by a presidential debate Tuesday in which leading candidates took turns decrying the industry's impact on the nation and workshopping ways to rein it in.

Whether the issue was antitrust enforcement or hate speech, data privacy or screen time, Democrats expressed a common goal of bringing the major technology firms to heel...

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