Social Media Oversight: The Debate Over Regulation and Antitrust Enforcement on Tech Titans

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Russian interference in the 2016 election, Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, and claims of political bias in banning users and restricting content have all led to calls for regulation and antitrust enforcement against the preeminent social media platforms.  Tech titan executives are making regular trips to Capitol Hill to explain the actions of their companies.  Are Facebook, Twitter, and Google in need of greater government oversight?  If so, what type of regulation is warranted?  Our panel of experts will answer these questions and offer their views on what we can expect next in the tug of war between the politicians and the internet giants.

Featuring:

Neil Chilson, Senior Research Fellow for Technology and Innovation, Charles Koch Institute

Prof. Thomas W. Hazlett, H.H. Macaulay Endowed Professor of Economics, Clemson College of Business

Prof. Jamil N. Jaffer, Adjunct Professor, NSI Founder, and Director, National Security Law & Policy Program, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

Paul Rosenzweig, Principal, Red Branch Law & Consulting PLLC

Megan Stifel, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Atlantic Council

Moderator: Matthew R. A. Heiman, Visiting Fellow, National Security Institute, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

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