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Tech Talk: Should the U.S. Create an Agency to Oversee Big Tech?

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CDT’s Tech Talk is a podcast where we dish on tech and Internet policy, while also explaining what these policies mean to our daily lives. You can find Tech Talk on SoundCloud iTunes, and Google Play, as well as Stitcher and TuneIn.

Calls for the regulation of big tech are coming from all directions, and while the proposed interventions vary widely, a common refrain is that these companies have too much power.

A recent e-book, The Case for the Digital Platform Act, takes a deeper look at some of the challenges posed by the increased power of digital platforms, and proposes the creation of a new U.S. government oversight agency to shape regulations in the space.

Harold Feld, Senior Vice President of Public Knowledge, is the author of that book and our guest on Tech Talk for this episode. 

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