“We live in a world where increasingly we are all giving up personal information and autonomy to fewer and fewer online companies. Google and Facebook facilitate so much global communication now that they effectively control and shape it. Within such a landscape, the utopian vision of the Internet as a great equalizer has not panned out, in spite of pronouncements of benevolent sounding phrases like “the sharing economy” of the Internet.
How can ordinary people take control of the system on which so many of us rely that digital access is now considered a right? How can we take back that which was invented as a result of public investment in the first place?”
The full feature can be found on Rising Up with Sonali here.