Adult event
Sara Gay Forden: How to Make the Internet Less Evil

Sara Gay Forden: How to Make the Internet Less Evil

Date/Time: Friday 11 February 2022 18:00-19:00

Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 1, Hilton, Al Habtoor City

Language: English

Session No. 135 

People have been warning of the dangers of the internet since it rose to prominence - but something has changed with the rise of social media companies, led by the global behemoth of Facebook.

Journalist Sara Gay Forden is based in Washington, D.C. with Bloomberg News, leading a team that covers lobbying and the challenges faced by big technology companies such as Amazon, Facebook and Google. In this conversation, Sara will discuss how a handful of large corporations have achieved the power that they have, and what is actually being done by policymakers to rein them in following questions surrounding data, privacy, and criticism that Big Tech is exacerbating real-world harms.

From the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust cases against Google and Facebook to investigations of Apple and Amazon, and more, we’ll be uncovering the structural and ethical integrity of the companies that underpin our daily lives.

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