Digital platforms play a central role in the economy and Americans’ everyday lives. Each platform has distinct characteristics, but specific concerns about their dominance in the marketplace—and on key parts of daily life—have grown in recent years.
In The Case for the Digital Platform Act: Market Structure and Regulation of Digital Platforms, Public Knowledge Senior Vice President Harold Feld provides a framework for the ongoing regulation of digital platforms debate. He aims to unite considerations on competition, content moderation, consumer protection, and public safety/law enforcement into a unified whole. Ultimately, Feld proposes a “Digital Platform Act,” offering a regulatory toolkit for competition.
In the foreword, Tom Wheeler, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, describes this volume as “a thoughtful and creative effort to put forth new proposals for the oversight of those who control the networks and platforms that determine our economic and individual digital reality in the 21st century.”