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How Are "Silicon Values" Destroying the Internet?

Oct 18, 2021

Jillian C. York is the Director for International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the author of Silicon Values: The Future of Free Speech Under Surveillance Capitalism, available from Verso. She joined Nathan to discuss: 

- How tech giants side with authoritarian governments over the dissidents repressed by those governments

- How U.S. foreign policy is enforced by private corporations

- How Facebook's choices about what to put in your news feed determine the picture you see of the world

- How social media companies' decisions about censorship and speech are now more important than the Supreme Court and the First Amendment 

- The disturbing lack of transparency in tech companies' censorship decisions

- Whether Wikipedia-style participatory governance could fix the problems with social media 

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