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SOF Digital Discussion: Breaking Up Big Tech: What Can We Expect from Antitrust Investigations?

Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Google have evolved into massive powerhouses of innovation and market domination. With the Department of Justice and federal regulators investigating potential antitrust violations, we could be on the cusp of a total transformation of the tech industry and see remarkable shifts in our experience as consumers. Join us for an in-depth conversation on Thursday, April 30 from 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. EDT with Tim Wu, moderated by Kara Swisher, on how this antitrust review could change the technology landscape as we know it.

**If you are not currently a member of the Society of Fellows, and are interested in joining, please contact the SOF team at or 970-544-7980.


Tim Wu is a professor at Columbia Law School, and a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. He is best known for his work on Net Neutrality theory. He is author of the books The Master Switch, The Attention Merchants and most recently The Curse of Bigness, along with Network Neutrality, Broadband Discrimination, and other works. In 2013 he was named one of America’s 100 Most Influential Lawyers, and in 2017 he was named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Kara Swisher is the co-founder and editor-at-large of Recode, producer and host of the Recode Decode and Pivot podcasts and co-executive producer of the Code Conference series. She also has a special series on MSNBC called “Revolution” on the impact of technology on work, society and more and is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times.

Swisher co-founded Recode and, before that, co-produced and co-hosted The Wall Street Journal’s “D: All Things Digital” conference series (now called the Code conference) with Walt Mossberg starting in 2003. It was, and still is, the country’s premier conference on tech and media, with interviewees such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, the Google leadership, Tim Cook, Jack Dorsey and many other leading players.

Event information
Thu Apr 30, 2020
1:30pm - 2:15pm EDT
Digital Discussion