Ethics & Public Policy Center

EPPC’s Big Tech Symposium


Zoom Webinar


9:15 AM-1:15 PM ET

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Zoom webinar

What should be done about Big Tech and its increasing censorship of conservative voices and speech, along with other harms its business practices pose to American society? What are the various solutions and approaches being put forward in Congress, and how should we think through the merits of them? What, if anything, should be done about Section 230? Should antitrust law be used as another instrument to curb Big Tech’s abuse of its market power, and are any changes needed to update existing antitrust laws in order to do so effectively? And lastly, what is the common carriage legal doctrine and how could it be used as a potential legal vehicle for countering Big Tech’s discrimination against conservatives?

Join EPPC President Ryan T. Anderson and EPPC Policy Analyst Clare Morell as they host EPPC’s Big Tech Symposium, where five members of Congress will present their proposed legislative solutions, followed by panels of distinguished legal scholars and experts to discuss and debate those solutions as applied to Section 230, Antitrust Law, and Common Carrier Law.

 

Agenda (PDF) | Panelist Bios (PDF)

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

9:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. ET

This virtual event will take place via Zoom webinar.

 

9:15 a.m. – Welcome and introductions from Ryan T. Anderson, EPPC President

9:30 a.m. – Remarks from Senators Bill Hagerty, Josh Hawley, Mike Lee, and Marco Rubio, and Congressman Ken Buck

10:00 a.m. – What to Do About Section 230?

  • Matthew Feeney, Cato Institute
  • Josh Hammer, Internet Accountability Project (IAP)
  • Annie McAdams, Annie McAdams PC
  • Russ White, Juniper Networks

11:00 a.m. – Antitrust Law and Big Tech

  • Roger Alford, Notre Dame Law School
  • Mark Jamison, American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
  • John Newman, University of Miami School of Law

12:00 p.m. – Is Common Carrier the Solution to Big Tech’s Censorship?

  • Adam Candeub, Michigan State University College of Law
  • Richard Epstein, New York University School of Law
  • Philip Hamburger, Columbia University School of Law
  • Eugene Volokh, UCLA School of Law

1:00 p.m. – Concluding remarks from Clare Morell, EPPC Policy Analyst

 

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