The coronavirus pandemic and battles with Washington, D.C. politicians and regulators defined the tech industry's year. Big Tech companies had to contend with election and vaccine misinformation running rampant on their platforms while trying to convince Congress not to repeal the Section 230 legal protection or pursue antitrust claims against them. Suffice it to say, the tumultuous end to 2020 foreshadows an even wilder 2021 to come.
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