Here’s what we have in store:
- That's Debatable: Should Washington Break Up Big Tech?
- Intelligraphic: How big is Big Tech?
- Double Digits: $206 Billions
- Points of View: Insights and analysis from past debaters
Two perspectives on one of the nation's biggest debates this week.
Shoud Washington Breakup Big Tech?
Against: Inventing Bogus Antitrust Arguments To Bring Down Big Tech Is Bad For National Security
“Companies like Alphabet and Facebook have become the leading purveyors of American ideas and influence to the world. If they are hobbled, Chinese competitors will eagerly take their place.” - Forbes
“Nowhere is the problem of concentrated power, and abuses of that power, as dangerous and essentially a threat to democracy as in Big Tech, where you have surveillance-based business models and control over the means of communication and commerce.”
Attorney & Author, "Break 'Em up"
“I fundamentally disagree that democracy is incompatible with large, powerful companies. I just don't think that case has been proven at all. And I don't think these companies have anything like a stranglehold on our ability to communicate.”
Best-Selling Author & MIT Principal Research Scientist
How Big is Big Tech?
When one number tells two stories.
The amount of combined revenue the Big Four earned from April to July
POINTS OF VIEW
Top insights and news from the intellectual leaders
who have battled it out on the Intelligence Squared stage.
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