It’s one of the quandaries of business that you have to deal with politicians.
Yet, as time has drifted the world toward disturbing strains of authoritarian agitprop, companies — and especially tech companies — have been dragged further and further toward overtly political statements and action.
Whether it be Georgia’s religious liberty laws or outgoing President Trump’s immigration policy, tech companies have expressed themselves more fully and forcefully, though not always to tangible effect.
Perhaps one shouldn’t be surprised, then, that Microsoft president Brad Smith took to Twitter to declare his company’s barely veiled support of Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and, well, democracy as a whole.
He tweeted: “At Microsoft we believe a healthy business community depends on our Constitution, the rule of law, and the peaceful transition of power. Our democratic principles must come