Is Big Tech Too Powerful?

House Lawmakers Declare Wrong War on Big Tech


Citing violations in terms and conditions, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Reddit, Amazon, Google, Apple, and others have revoked access to their platforms or terminated contracts with certain individuals and businesses, including (most notably) President Trump. Some of his supporters are crying censorship, others are mistakenly trying to apply 1st Amendment protections. Inciting violence is forbidden on every tech platform I’m aware of, so the T&C argument seems clear, but there are a lot of questions. Is big tech too powerful? Should it be regulated? What about Section 230? Why can’t AI flag or remove objectionable posts? We’re going to get some answers today.

I’ll chat with Facebook’s VP Global Business Group, Carolyn Everson, about why Facebook chose to suspend President Trump’s accounts, and Google AI Product Lead, Barak Turovsky, will show us the state of the art in natural language understanding models at the Shelly Palmer Innovation Series Summit, today at 11 a.m. EST. Join us at

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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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