The growth of tech companies has generated attention from antitrust agencies and legislatures throughout the world, with lawmakers calling for sweeping antitrust reforms. Critics contend that tech company dominance has resulted in harms to consumers and society, and that large companies have used mergers to swallow potential competitors. Defenders argue that competition is only a click away, and that existing law adequately protects consumers.
On December 1, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings and the Center on Science & Technology Policy at Duke University cohosted a webinar to discuss the future of antitrust enforcement in the tech sector. How serious are the problems? How should the Biden administration think about competition policy in the tech sector? What is the right roadmap for reform?
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