Regulating Big Tech: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019
12:00 – 12:30PM EDT

Featuring Matthew Feeney, director of Cato’s Project on Emerging Technologies; moderated by Caleb O. Brown, host of the Cato Daily Podcast.



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Bad information can lead to bad laws – and in the case of the current debate over regulating Big Tech, misinformation abounds.

No matter what side of the debate you fall on, it’s essential to understand the key elements of this hot-button issue. Is there a difference between a platform and publisher? What does Section 230 actually say about “neutrality”? Are we headed for a reboot of the Fairness Doctrine in the internet age (a Fairness Doctrine 3.0)? And, if so, who will get to decide what constitutes “neutrality” and “fairness” on the internet?

In this Sponsor eBriefing, Matthew Feeney, director of the Project on Emerging Technologies, will dispel the popular myths and rumors on internet regulation circulated by politicians and journalists while providing viewers with a near-expert understanding of the most important issues underlying this debate.

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