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Platform Economy Seminar series: “Internet for the People: The Fight for Our Digital Future”

With Ben Tarnoff
Date & Time:
12:00 - 13:00,
Tuesday 29 November, 2022
Zoom link below


Week 8: Tue 29 November 2022, 12pm-1pm
Ben Tarnoff, Logic Magazine

In Internet for the People, leading tech writer Ben Tarnoff offers an answer. The internet is broken, he argues, because it is owned by private firms and run for profit. Google annihilates your privacy and Facebook amplifies right-wing propaganda because it is profitable to do so. But the internet wasn’t always like this—it had to be remade for the purposes of profit maximization, through a years-long process of privatization that turned a small research network into a powerhouse of global capitalism. Tarnoff tells the story of the privatization that made the modern internet, and which set in motion the crises that consume it today.

Access this talk via Zoom

Meeting ID: 931 8626 3216

Passcode: 736240