Are Facebook (and Google) public utilities?

The Anti-Dystopians #9 with Josh Simons

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For this week’s episode, I talked to Josh Simons, a PhD candidate in Government at Harvard University and a Labour candidate for local office in the UK (who’s defending his dissertation next week!!). We discussed Josh’s research — what is machine learning and why is it (always) political? As our information infrastructure, should Google and Facebook be regulated as public or democratic utilities? And do we need a whole new understanding of corporations’ role in society if we’re going to tackle the tech industry? 

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