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Is Google Too Powerful? How A New Era Of Regulation Could Change Big Tech


For years, a handful of technology companies such as Amazon, Apple and Facebook have dominated the internet economy in the United States. From retail to social media, they have become ubiquitous in our daily lives.

Last month, the United States Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against one of the biggest of them all, Google. The suit calls Google a "monopoly gatekeeper for the internet."

This signals a change to Washington's relationship with the companies that have come to be known as "Big Tech," and may usher in a new era of regulation.

David Boraks sits in for host Mike Collins as we speak to the nation's leading experts to understand what this means for not just Google, but the internet as a whole.


Josh Stein, attorney general of North Carolina

Shannon Bond, technology correspondent for NPR

William Kovacic, professor of law at George Washington University and former chair of the Federal Trade Commission

Jesse Steinmetz is Producer of Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins. Before joining WFAE in 2019, he was an intern at WNPR in Hartford, Connecticut and hosted a show at Eastern Connecticut State University.