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A Debate on Breaking Up Big Tech

Resolved: The U.S. Federal Government should invoke antitrust legislation to break up big technology corporations such as Amazon, Google, and Facebook.

Over the last two decades, the valuation and market share of America's largest technology companies has increased massively. Now, some of these companies are under investigation for abusing their customers' privacy, abusing freedom of expression, enabling foreign powers to influence the American political process, and engaging in anti-competitive activities. Many now argue that the U.S. government should use anti-trust legislation as a mechanism for breaking up or regulating these companies. Such action would directly impact the economic environment of the Bay Area and also affect the digital services that each of us uses daily.

Speakers

Jonathan Taplin | Film Producer, Scholar, and Author of Move Fast and Break Things

Jessica Powell | Author and Former VP of Communications at Google

Hemant Bhargava | Professor of Technology Management at UC Davis

Richard Gilbert | Emeritus Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley

Tuesday, 11/12/19

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Chou Hall

Room N100
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720