The world is faced with tremendous adversity as the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak continues to grow. The pandemic has put several businesses in a critical bind, casting a shadow of anxiety over small and large enterprises across the globe. However, some businesses see the current crisis as an opportunity to give back.
Google, Facebook, and Amazon are using their size, reach, and technological prowess to help Americans cope with the coronavirus crisis. This poses a unique opportunity for Big Tech companies to counter the drumbeat of criticism they often receive from Washington.
Bhaskar Chakravorti, Fletcher’s Dean of Global Business, expands on the topic:
Washington lawmakers from both parties regularly attack the companies with a broad range of accusations, from doing too little to protect children to aiding hucksters who use the coronavirus outbreak to rip people off.Bhaskar Chakravorti, The New York Times
But the coronavirus pandemic has offered the companies, all of whom hold sizable cash reserves and have an outsized capacity to influence American lives, a chance to play the role of savior while casting aside the image of profiteering data usurpers.
Could Big Tech be the silver lining in the midst of global chaos? Read Dean Chakravorti’s latest article in The New York Times to learn more.