Testimony & Letters

Testimony of Barry Lynn Before the Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee: The Nature of the Threats Posed by Platform Monopolists to Democracy, Liberty, and Individual Enterprise

October 31, 2019

On October 17, 2019, Open Markets Executive Director Barry Lynn testified before the Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee on ‘The Nature of the Threats Posed by Platform Monopolists to Democracy, Liberty, and Individual Enterprise.’

In his testimony, Lynn explains America’s monopoly crisis and the nature of the business models of the big tech platforms — Google, Facebook and Amazon — and how they threaten democracy by eroding the free press and concentrating political power. Importantly, he outlines the steps we must take to save democracy in the 21st century.

Read his full testimony here.