The regulatory case against tech giants (continued): Why concerns about information overload could cripple the platform-monopoly model.

October 1, 2018

The stats tell the bewildering story. In a single year, Americans now consume more than 1.3 trillion hours of information outside of work, or roughly 12 hours per person per day, according to a University of California, San Diego study. An average person taps his or her phone roughly 2,600 times every day. And the average human attention span has fallen from 12 seconds in 2000, to eight seconds in 2015, according to a Microsoft-sponsored study.

 

In these pages, we have sought to dissect the events, economic dynamics, and potential regulatory approaches that will shape the lawmaker response to tech-giant power. Writing for the Brookings Institute last week, former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler makes a vital case for why controlling the internet’s information firehose should top the list of ambitions.

 

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