The Hoover Institution will hold an event entitled “Big Tech and the Future of the Free & Open Internet” on Thursday in Washington, DC, featuring keynote speaker Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO).
“Once the darlings of Washington, Silicon Valley giants such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon are facing tough bipartisan scrutiny,” states the event’s press release.
As Congress debates the “Save the Internet Act,” which would restore the FCC’s Net Neutrality regulations for Internet Service Providers, many believe that the state of the Internet has fundamentally shifted since 2015 and that more focus should be applied to dominant tech platforms and their effects on privacy, small businesses, innovation, competition and our democratic discourse.
Panelists and speakers will discuss how the non-discrimination principles underpinning “net neutrality” to protect against the blocking of lawful content and anti-competitive behavior could apply across the internet ecosystem.
Panelists and Speakers:
Jeremy Carl, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Luther Lowe, SVP, Public Policy, Yelp
Frank Pasquale, Professor of Law, University of Maryland
Adam White, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution & Director, Center for the Study of the Administrative State, George Mason
Dan Huff, former Counsel, House and Senate Judiciary Committee
The event is expected to begin at 2 p.m. Eastern.