The 2020 presidential election is going to kick off a firestorm of change for our country and the networks that connect us all.The internet and information economy is at an inflection point: the disruptors are no longer upstarts, but have become the new giants, in every sense of the word. Those giants often operate in fields where there is little regulation to protect consumers, like data and advertising, or bump up against the authority of the government in uncomfortable ways, like law enforcement and encryption.At The Verge, we’ve always paid attention to how simple things like the price of broadband are deeply connected to complicated tech policy debates. And we’ve been closely watching the collision between social networks and…

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