[…] But the very idea that technology companies — which are the modern-day equivalents of water or power companies — will begin playing political games is frightening to many, including myself.
Your emails are on Google, your messages are on Slack, your DMs reside on Twitter, your credit card numbers are stored on Stripe. Do you really want your favorite tech company (or its employees) deciding to use its power against you, because it decides you are a bad person and deserve it?
Playing god works great if you and the tech company have the same idea of what is good and bad, and if you have absolute faith that neither you nor the tech company will ever change your minds. It works terribly in all other cases.