Corporations, Content Moderation and Community-Centered Tech

Anti-Dystopians #6

And the Anti-Dystopians have returned!

Back by popular demand, Mallika Balakrishnan and Kyra Jasper come on the podcast this week to break down . . . everything that’s happened since we last spoke. From the Trump Twitter ban, to content moderation, contact tracing and conspiracy theories, to bottom-up approaches to digital justice—the Anti-Dystopians have got you covered.

What I’m Writing

My review of FSG x Logic’s series on technology on the Minderoo Center for Tech and Democracy’s blog Power-Switch.

“Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG) and the tech magazine Logic teamed up to produce four books that capture “technology in all its contradictions and innovation, across borders and socioeconomic divisions, from history through the future, beyond platitudes and PR hype, and past doom and gloom.” In that, the FSG x Logic series succeeded beyond its wildest imagination. These books are some of the most well-researched, thought-provoking and—dare I say it—innovative takes on how technology is shaping our world. 

Here’s my review of three of the four—Blockchain Chicken Farm, Subprime Attention Crisis and What Tech Calls Thinking—but I highly recommend you read them all. (They average 200 pages each, so you could probably get through the whole series in the time it takes to finish Shoshana Zuboff's Surveillance Capitalism.)”

Read more at the Minderoo Blog Power-Switch here.

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