October 28, 2021
12:10 pm - 1:00 pm, Eastern Time
Antitrust, Big Tech, and Democracy
ACS is excited to present Antitrust, Big Tech, and Democracy this Thursday, October 28th at 12:10 PM on Zoom.
We’ll be joined by three panelists with rich expertise in antitrust, big tech, and democracy:
• Jody Brannon, director of the Center for Journalism & Liberty at the Open Markets Institute
• Hiba Hafiz, assistant professor of law at Boston College and a Thurman Arnold Project fellow at Yale
• Matt Stoller, director of research at the American Economic Liberties Project
After several decades of an antitrust regime focused exclusively on consumer welfare and technocratic economics, there is growing debate over reorienting antitrust to include other issues, such as the political and democratic ramifications of concentrated corporate power. Please join us for a conversation on digital platforms, their effect on society, and the benefits and pitfalls of using antitrust law as a tool to remedy big tech’s harms to democracy.