Forget About the Federal Government and the States—Cities Should Regulate Big Tech

John Thomas
Soli Deo Gloria
Published in
6 min readNov 19, 2019

Cities have the progressive pedigree, precedent, and power to ban targeted advertising.

In his 2016 book, The Attention Merchants, law professor and tech scholar Tim Wu tells the story of Paris in the 1860’s and the brightly colored posters — first introduced by Jules Cheret — that came to dominate the cityscape. Initially…