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The Tech Giants, Monopoly Power, and Public Discourse, November 14-15, 2019

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Columbia University

New York, NY 10027

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A small number of tech companies now control the digital public square or large parts of it. These companies have an enormous influence over who can speak, what can be said, and who gets heard. During this symposium, "The Tech Giants, Monopoly Power, and Public Discourse," leading legal scholars, economists, and technologists will examine the extent and nature of the technology giants’ ability to structure, shape, and distort public discourse, and consider whether anti-monopoly tools might usefully be deployed to limit, expose, or counter this power.


Opening Panel: Thursday, November 14th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Columbia Journalism School

Joseph D. Jamail Lecture Hall

2950 Broadway

New York, NY

Opening Remarks

Jameel Jaffer, Knight First Amendment Institute

Panelists

  • Jack Balkin, Yale Law School
  • Emily Bell, Columbia Journalism School
  • Cindy Cohn, Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Lina Khan, Columbia Law School

Moderator

Katy Glenn Bass, Knight First Amendment Institute


Friday, November 15th, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Columbia Law School

Jerome L. Greene Hall, room 104

435 W. 116th Street

New York, NY

Participants

  • Neil Chilson, Charles Koch Institute
  • Daniel Crane, University of Michigan Law School
  • Evelyn Douek, Harvard Law School
  • Ellen Goodman, Rutgers Law School
  • Lina Khan, Columbia Law School
  • Genevieve Lakier, University of Chicago Law School
  • Casey Mattox, Charles Koch Institute
  • Paul Matzko, Cato Institute
  • Andrea Prat, Columbia University
  • K. Sabeel Rahman, Brooklyn Law School
  • John Samples, Cato Institute
  • Ganesh Sitaraman, Vanderbilt Law School
  • Zephyr Teachout, Fordham Law School
  • Tim Wu, Columbia Law School
  • Ethan Zuckerman, MIT Media Lab

Lunch will be provided.

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