2:00 pm EST - 3:30 pm EST

Past Event

Regulating digital industries

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

Online Only

Brookings Senior Fellow Mark MacCarthy’s new publication, “Regulating Digital Industries: How Public Oversight Can Encourage Competition, Protect Privacy, and Ensure Free Speechis the first book to address the tech backlash within a coherent policy framework. Deeply informed by the history of regulation and antitrust in the United States, it brings insights from past antitrust cases, broadcasting and financial services regulation to enrich the discussion of remedies to the failure of tech competition, the invasion of privacy by digital firms and the information disorder perpetuated by social media platforms. 

On November 14, the Center for Technology Innovation (CTI) at the Brookings Institution hosted a fireside chat with CTI Director Nicol Turner Lee and Mark MacCarthy on his new book. Following the chat, Nicol moderated a discussion with MacCarthy, Jon Leibowitz, former chair of the FTC, Chris Lewis, president and CEO at Public Knowledge, and Harleen Gambhir, counsel to Senator Elizabeth Warren on the regulation of digital industries and the role of government in promoting competition, protecting privacy, and preserving free speech. 

Viewers submitted questions for speakers by emailing [email protected] and via Twitter @BrookingsGov using #DigitalRegulation.