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Date and Location

November 5, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Wexner 434 Ab

Contact

617-495-0760

​Join us for a seminar with the Shorenstein Center’s Digital Platforms & Democracy Senior Fellows: Tom Wheeler, Dipayan Ghosh, Philip Verveer, and Gene Kimmelman. The spread of hate speech and violent conduct. The disinformation problem and foreign election interference. Alleged suppression of political speech. Persistent breaches of public trust. These and countless other incidents have led competition policy regulators the world over to set their sights on the digital behemoths of Silicon Valley — and particularly, Facebook and Google. In the United States, state attorneys general, the Justice Department, the Federal Trade Commission, and the House Judiciary Committee have all launched serious inquiries into potential anti-competitive aspects of internet firms’ commercial practices. While there are legitimate antitrust concerns to drive these probes, some are wondering if other political motives may be fueling some of this activity. And whether earnest or not, where will these inquiries lead in the end, and what impact will they have on broader policy concerns pertaining to the internet in the United States and around the world?

Speakers and Presenters

Tom Wheeler, Dipayan Ghosh, Philip Verveer, and Gene Kimmelman.

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