Ask the Expert: The power of tech giants, and what can be done about it

The SMF’s ‘Ask The Expert’ series, in association with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), brings academic research on public policy into the heart of Westminster.

In this seminar we were joined by Dr Martin Moore, Director of the Centre for the Study of Media, Communication and Power at Kings College, London.

Responding to the power of the tech giants, and with the ‘techlash’ in full swing, governments are itching to control the power of Facebook, Google and other UK tech platforms. In this talk, Martin looked at why the proposed cures may be worse than the disease, and argues that democratic governments have misunderstood the problem.


Dr Martin Moore, Centre for the Study of Media, Communication and Power, Kings College, London

Chair: Mary Ann Sieghart, Social Market Foundation

You can watch a video of the event here.

Follow the series on Twitter via @SMFthinktank and @ESRC, #SMFask


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