Professor Jonathan Taplin will be speaking at New America Foundation in Washington, DC on Thursday, April 20 at 6pm on the thesis of his new book Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy:
The beginning of the 21st century brought with it the emergence of three fledgling businesses that would soon redefine America’s notion of a decentralized internet. Over the last fifteen years, Facebook, Google, and Amazon have created powerful monopolies that now control the economic success of the journalism, music, video, and book industries. These monopolies have allowed Facebook, Google, and Amazon to experience an unprecedented amount of revenue growth, while their content creators have seen an equally dramatic decrease in earnings.
If you’re in DC on Thursday, we highly recommend Professor Taplin’s talk moderated by Franklin Foer of The Atlantic.
Registration and reception on Thursday at 5:30, discussion at 6pm
740 15th St NW #900
Washington, D.C. 20005