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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

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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