The most important news beat today is the one covering the increasing power of tech giants like Google, Facebook and Twitter to monitor and control our lives.
And I believe the leading journalist covering this beat is Allum Bokhari, the Senior Tech Correspondent for Breitbart.
Tonight he joins me to look back on three of the biggest Silicon Valley stories of 2018:
The revelation of how little Russia really spent "interfering" with the 2016 presidential election (and what the Russians really do online...); the disturbing leaked video of a Google staff meeting right after Trump's election; and Apple CEO Tim Cook's assertion that "technology has to have a clear point of view" and that "hate" and "violent conspiracy theories" have "no place on our platforms."
We also talk about what to expect this year. Bokhari talks about the rise of people going "off the grid" to escape the reach of these tech giants. He says unless Trump takes action, we will see Silicon Valley companies turn even further left, while taking even more control over our lives.
I'm a pessimist about what this year has in store for sites like ours, in terms of censorship and deplatforming.
Does Bokhari agree with me?