Is It Too Late to Curtail the Power of Big Tech?
Twitter purges more than 70,000 users. Google and Amazon banish the Parler app. Facebook blocks ads promoting . . . a novel about Abraham Lincoln?
Welcome to the power of Big Tech. The tech giants—who have amassed unimaginable data on all of us—can shut down our ability to speak in an instant.
The problem has grown so acute that America’s FCC commissioner recently proclaimed that Big Tech “now has more control over more speech than any institution in history.” Even prominent liberals are sounding the alarm.
The question is: Can anything be done?
On Wednesday, February 24, tune in to this debate to learn about just how much of a threat Big Tech poses to American democracy—and about the competing ideas to curtail the tech giants’ power.
Does the federal government need to intervene to break up Big Tech? Or is decentralization the answer?
The Conservative Partnership Institute’s Rachel Bovard and the Cato Institute’s Will Duffield will debate these and other questions at 7:30 p.m. ET on February 24.
The Hudson Institute’s Marshall Kosloff will moderate as Bovard and Duffield take up this motion: “Resolved: Big Tech Is a Threat to American Democracy.”
You’ll be hearing a lot about the tyranny of Big Tech in the coming months. So don’t miss this opportunity to learn from two leading thinkers on the issue.
This debate is a part of the Diana Davis Spencer Debate Series and is presented by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and the Center for the Study of Government and the Individual.