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The Debate Over Big Tech In Iowa

Rahul Chakraborty

Under a bill backed by many Iowa Republican lawmakers, state tax breaks and government contracts for big tech companies like Google and Facebook could be canceled. On this River to River podcast, the history of Iowa's relationship with big tech and the debate over free speech in the online world.


  • Grant Gerlock, central Iowa reporter, IPR
  • Todd Pettys, professor of law, University of Iowa College of Law
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River