Should Big Online Firms Be Regulated Like Public Utilities?

Published: Friday, September 29, 2017 - 3:28pm
Updated: Friday, September 29, 2017 - 3:37pm

How many times have you Googled something already today? Have you checked in on Facebook?

Online platforms like these have become a major part of our daily lives — and have significant influence on society in general. So should they be regulated like public utilities?

It’s a discussion that’s been gaining steam, so we reached out to Harold Feld to talk about it. He's senior vice president of Public Knowledge, which is a D.C.-based nonprofit focusing on digital advocacy and consumer protection.

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