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Sarah Miller

Deputy Director

Sarah has spent more than a decade in Washington D.C. working on policy development, strategic communications, and project management from the vantage points of campaigns, advocacy organizations, and the federal government. She was a policy advisor to senior officials at the Treasury Department in the aftermath of the financial crisis, worked as an advisor and speechwriter for John Podesta during his leadership at the Center for American Progress, and helped to launch and lead the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Sarah also served as an economic policy staffer on Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and was a senior advisor to Governor Martin O’Malley. Sarah graduated from the University of Chicago in 2004 with honors and originally hails from Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Latest Work

Salon: Multi-state probe targets Facebook’s possible antitrust violations

Date Published: September 8, 2019’s Andrew Germanos reports on the multistate probe targeting Facebook’s antitrust violations. She cites a statement issued by Open Markets Deputy Director Sarah Miller. “This investigation,” Miller said in her statement, “will also serve to put further pressure on federal enforcers, who have a track record of inaction, to protect consumers, competitors, and our democracy from the range of dangers that Facebook’s extraordinary power presents.”

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Bloomberg: Tech’s Biggest Antitrust Problem May Be a Congressman from Rhode Island

Date Published: June 14, 2019

Bloomberg’s Joshua Brustein profiles Rep. David Cicilline, Chairman of the House Antitrust Subcommittee, and speaks to Open Markets Deputy Director Sarah Miller about the official congressional antitrust inquiry scrutinizing big tech corporations and how it “provides a channel for uncovering so much material” that makes clear antitrust enforcement is necessary.

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POLITICO: How a liberal think tank is driving 2020 Dems to crack down on Big Tech

Date Published: June 14, 2019

POLITICO’s Nancy Scola profiles Open Markets Institute in an exclusive feature. She tells the story of how Open Markets has “has spent years urging Washington to crack down on the United States’ biggest tech companies — a lonely crusade that barely registered with the political establishment. Now the Open Markets Institute has become one of the most influential drivers of Democratic politics in the fight to rein in Facebook, Amazon and Google.”

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NYT: Antitrust Troubles Snowball for Tech Giants as Lawmakers Join In

Date Published: June 3, 2019

The New York Times speaks with Open Markets Deputy Director Sarah Miller about antitrust enforcement in the U.S. as the House Judiciary Committee announced an official investigation scrutinizing the tech giants just hours after the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission were reported to be dividing jurisdiction over Google, Amazon, Apple and Facebook. Compared to Europe and other regulators around the globe, “Federal enforcers have a lot of catching up to do,” said Miller.

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Fortune: Breaking Up Facebook Is Quickly Becoming a 2020 Campaign Issue

Date Published: May 20, 2019

Open Markets Deputy Director Sarah Miller speaks with Fortune magazine’s Luke Johnson about the growing consensus to break-up Facebook amid the debacle facing US regulators in tackling the problems created by big tech. “There has been a consensus built on this incredibly fast, faster than I would have imagined, given how popular Facebook was two or three years ago in Washington,” she told Fortune.

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The Hill: Co-founder’s call to break up Facebook energizes its critics

Date Published: May 11, 2019

The Hill’s Harper Neidig speaks with Open Markets Deputy Director Sarah Miller about how a groundbreaking op-ed by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes on The New York Times is making it “harder and harder to defend Facebook maintaining its monopoly power.” In the op-ed, Hughes said that he was worried about the amount of power Facebook had amassed over the world’s communications and how Mark Zuckerberg, his former roommate and co-founder, had complete control over the company.

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The Current: Facebook has become one of world’s ‘most dangerous monopolies,’ says expert

Date Published: May 10, 2019

Facebook has become “one of the world’s most dangerous monopolies” and needs to be dismantled, Open Markets Deputy Director Sarah Miller tells CBC’s The Current podcast. In light of a groundbreaking op-ed by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes on The New York Times, CBC interviews Miller about Facebook’s monopoly power and why US regulators should move to hold Mark Zuckerberg accountable and break-up the corporation.

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Facebook is violating our privacy. Where are the cops?

Date Published: May 8, 2019

n 2011, the Federal Trade Commission settled charges with Facebook that the social networking giant “deceived consumers by telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private, and then repeatedly allowing it to be shared and made public”. Today, the company is again in hot water for, among other things, misusing private user data, failing to stop the spread of fake news and enabling the distribution of toxic and violent multimedia.

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Gizmodo: I Cut Facebook Out of My Life. Surprisingly, I Missed It

Date Published: January 24, 2019

Gizmodo’s Kashmir Hill published a series about giving up the ‘Big Five’ tech platforms. In this piece she looks into the challenge of giving up Facebook and take us on her journey. She talks to Open Markets Deputy Director Sarah Miller about Facebook’s power and her work in the coalition, Freedom From Facebook.

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The New Yorker: Facebook and the Age of Manipulation

Date Published: November 15, 2018

Open Markets’ Deputy Director Sarah Miller tells The New Yorker’s Evan Osnos that “Congress and the Federal Trade Commission should come to terms with the fact that Facebook will never change, unless they force it to—and they should, without delay, to protect our democracy.”

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