Big Tech Entrenches US Power
Paris Marx is joined by Michael Kwet to discuss how digital technologies are used to entrench the power of the United States and its dominant corporations at the expense of the Global South.
Michael Kwet is a Visiting Fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. He got his PhD in Sociology at Rhodes University in South Africa. Follow Michael on Twitter at @Michael_Kwet.
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- Michael wrote about digital colonialism and the need for a Digital Tech Deal.
- Bill Gates wrote a notorious letter in 1976 opposing the sharing of software as it conflicted with Microsoft's business model.
- Tech companies export content moderation, training AI, call center, and even more labor to the Global South.
- Gabriel Winant criticized the dominant liberal perspective on antitrust action.