Facebook and Google, and other large technology companies, are some of the most powerful companies to ever exist. They touch every aspect of our lives, and decisions made by a few CEOs in Silicon Valley have a bigger impact on billions of people than their own governments.
In this lecture, Matt Bartlett sets out the complicated landscape of Big Tech power, and whether it presents a threat to public power (governments, elections and democracy). The ongoing question of regulating the technology juggernauts may prove to be the great legal issue of our time.
Matt Bartlett is a Professional Teaching Fellow in Law at the University of Auckland.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this lecture reflect the opinions of the lecturer and not necessarily the views of The Big Q.