50 minutes | Jan 15th 2021

The Next Four Years: Fighting tech monopolies

Matt is joined by antitrust and competition policy expert Charlotte Slaiman to discuss the ongoing antitrust cases against Google and Facebook, the basics of antitrust litigation, and their outlook for the future of regulatory efforts to rein in the power of Big Tech through pro-competition policy.


Resources:

"Only Regulation Can Jumpstart Competition in Big Tech" by Gene Kimmelman and Charlotte Slaiman, Fortune (July 16, 2019)

"FTC Sues Facebook for Illegal Monopolization" (December 9, 2020)

"Colorado Attorney General leads multistate lawsuit seeking to end Google's illegal monopoly in search market" (December 17, 2020)


Guest:

Charlotte Slaiman (@CharlottesWWWeb), Competition Policy Director, Public Knowledge


Host:

Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Slowboring.com


Credits:

Erikk Geannikis, Editor and Producer.


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