WASHINGTON — Next week, the American Principles Project and the Lincoln Network will be co-hosting an hour-long virtual discussion spotlighting the intra-conservative debate over how lawmakers should approach policy questions relating to Big Tech, especially in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

WHAT: “Techlash After COVID-19”

WHEN: Wednesday, June 3, 12 p.m. ET

WHERE: Webinar via Zoom

You can RSVP for the event here.

The conversation will be moderated by the Lincoln Network’s Marshall Kosloff and will feature a panel of four tech policy experts representing both the libertarian and populist sides of the conservative debate:

  • Alec Stapp, Director of Technology Policy, Progressive Policy Institute
  • Matthew Feeney, Director, Cato Institute’s Project on Emerging Technologies
  • Rachel Bovard, Senior Advisor,  Internet Accountability Project
  • Terry Schilling, Executive Director, American Principles Project

In advance of the event, APP’s executive director Terry Schilling released the following statement:

If this year’s COVID-19 pandemic has made anything clear, it’s this: Big Tech companies wield an incredible amount of power and influence over the lives of everyday Americans. They exercise astounding control over the flow of information, and their sheer size and reach have raised important questions about whether they should be considered monopolies, if their increasing censorship threatens our First Amendment rights, and how their practices have led to an explosion of obscene material making its way into the hands of children.

With President Trump and lawmakers now openly considering whether Washington should take action to rein in Big Tech, now is the perfect time to be having this debate, and I’m looking forward to engaging in the conversation next Wednesday.

To RSVP for the webinar on June 3, register here.

To schedule an interview with an APP expert, contact Paul Dupont at pdupont@americanprinciplesproject.org.

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