The ‘soft power’ exercised by technology giants over public discourse and policy as a result of their funding of think tanks and academic research was the focus of significant media attention over the summer months. People are now “waking up to the power” of Google, Amazon and Facebook, according to Barry Lynn a former senior fellow at the New America Foundation.Download
Those looking to rein in the power of the global internet platforms could look to legal and policy responses to data monopolies, writes ORLA LYNSKEY.
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