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Have Google, Facebook And Amazon Broken Our Democracy?14:26
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A man walks past a mural in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
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"Move Fast And Break Things" by Jonathan Taplin. (Courtesy Little, Brown and Company)
"Move Fast And Break Things" by Jonathan Taplin. (Courtesy Little, Brown and Company)

"Don't be evil" is Google's official company motto.

"Move fast and break things," Mark Zuckerberg famously said, "Unless you are breaking stuff, you aren't moving fast enough." His words became the guiding principle behind Facebook.

However, Jonathan Taplin argues that Internet companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon moved so quickly, that they took over our culture and broke our democracy.

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Jonathan Taplin, director emeritus of the Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California and a former tour manager for Bob Dylan and The Band. His new book is "Move Fast And Break Things: How Facebook, Google and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy." He tweets @jonathantaplin.

This segment aired on June 2, 2017.

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