Jan 26, 2021
New Economy Conversations with Andrew Browne
The Backlash to Big Tech
January 26, 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated the rise of the digital economy, concentrating even more wealth, market power and political influence in the hands of a small group of tech entrepreneurs. Now comes the backlash. Around the world, regulators are planning measures to rein in Big Tech in ways that reflect their own priorities. Chinese authorities fear the political challenge from tech giants; U.S. concerns center around misinformation; Europe is focused on competition. Will a more tightly regulated digital economy continue to deliver growth and innovation? How will consumers benefit? And who should be the arbiter of free speech on the internet?
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