Are Google and Facebook increasing economic inequality? Harming the arts? Damaging democracy? Jonathan Taplin says yes. Maria Armoudian sits down with Taplin to discuss the impact of these internet giants.

Jonathan Taplin was the founding director of the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab. He’s also an Oscar-nominated filmmaker, a music manager, and writer. He is an expert in digital media entertainment and is the author of Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy.

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