Americans want government action on tech

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As technology's role in American life increases, people on both sides of today's political divide have grown wary of its influence. A majority of respondents to a survey by Axios and the Illinois Institute of Technology expressed concern about the use of artificial intelligence, the reach of algorithms, the state of their online privacy, the size of tech firms and dependence on smartphones. Three-quarters of those polled said tech companies are too big (80 percent of liberals and 83 percent of conservatives). A smaller 53 percent of respondents said the government should be responsible for ensuring competition and more choices in online services. On the issue of privacy, most poll respondents (78 percent) said they feel they are targeted in online ads based on their web activity. And 50 percent said they think they're targeted for online ads based on their offline conversations.

Exclusive poll: Americans want government action on tech