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Scott Cleland

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scleland@precursor.com @scleland

Scott Cleland is a precursor: a proven thought leader with a long track record of industry firsts.

Scott Cleland served as Deputy U.S. Coordinator for International Communications & Information Policy in the George H. W. Bush Administration. He is President of Precursor® a responsible Internet consultancy; and is working on his second book tentatively titled: The Irresponsible Internet & How to Fix It

In 2011, he authored the first critical book on Google: “Search & Destroy, Why You Can’t Trust Google Inc., which was translated into Korean and Portuguese. Cleland has testified before the Senate and House antitrust subcommittees seven times; and Institutional Investor twice ranked him the #1 independent analyst in communications when he was an investment analyst.

Cleland has been a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute since 2010.

For more please see: www.precursor.com and www.scottcleland.com.

Recent Articles and Publications

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June 22, 2021
By Scott Cleland
Big-Tech is much more powerful than its defenders assume.
May 25, 2021
By Scott Cleland
Big Tech’s defense against any potential governmental accountability is wielding the myth that their success is a result of their free market merit, innovation, and competitiveness.
May 20, 2021
By Scott Cleland
It is in the raw political interests of the government’s incumbent party and unchecked Big Tech to collectively cancel the opposition party online to retain control of their levers of power long term.
April 27, 2021
By Scott Cleland
Repeal of Section 230’s 1996 lawless Wild West Internet policy is inevitable because it is based on an immoral premise and has inflicted severe damage to America’s constitutional liberties, national security and economic prosperity.

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