What do Google, Uber, and Facebook have in common? You might think that the answer is that they are all technology companies. But actually it is that they all pretend to be technology companies. This shared lie amongst platform companies is both bad for workers and bad for users of those platforms.

This is the central argument of a new piece that I have out in New Internationalist. Read the full piece below:

Graham, M. 2016. Let’s make platform capitalism more accountableNew Internationalist. Dec 13, 2016

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