Political Cornflakes: Partisan Washington finds a common cause: Reining in big tech

Political Cornflakes: Partisan Washington finds a common cause: Reining in big tech
FILE – In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo, a Facebook start page is shown on a smartphone in Surfside, Fla. Security researchers have uncovered more instances of Facebook user data being publicly exposed on the internet, further underscoring its struggles as it deals with a slew of privacy and other problems. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

In a country where the two parties can’t seem to agree on much of anything, Republicans and Democrats now have a common target: the desire to rein in the tech sector. The distrust from both parties over how the industry has handled itself on everything from privacy to political discourse makes it clear that Congress is hungry to bring about a tougher era of government regulation. [POLITICO]

Topping the news: The University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute projects that minorities will make up half of Utah’s population growth over the next 50 years and that 45% of Utah preschoolers will be minorities in 2065. [Trib] [DNews]

-> Wielding megaphones and brightly colored signs, a group of environmentalists shut down the Inland Port Authority Board’s monthly meeting as it gathered to receive several updates on the massive distribution hub development. After a few minutes of protest, staff gathered up materials and the meeting ended with the board members less than pleased. [Trib] [DNews]

-> The Canyons School District plans to substantially raise the annual salary for starting teachers to $50,000 as the result of an agreement struck between the school board and local teachers association, which some speculate will increase pressure on other districts to do the same. [Trib] [DNews] [ABC4] [KUTV]

Tweets of the day: @aedwardslevy: “fiiiive andrew yangs, four klobuchars, three bidens, two buttigieg and a governor named jay inslee.”

-> @tstevensmedia: “A group of activists is taking over this month’s inland port…

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