State, corporation, people: the global dimensions of tech regulation

Kyra Jasper, Josh Simons and Alina Utrata discuss the global dimensions of tech regulation. In this episode, they examine three case studies: Google and Facebook’s reaction to Australia’s new media law, and whether these tech corporations really “faced down a nation-state”. Facebook’s role in Myanmar, where the platform is the de facto internet, and whether the new military junta can shut down Facebook, if Facebook can ban the new rulers, and why Facebook only took action after a coup, and not during the ongoing genocide against the Rohingya. Finally, Twitter and Facebook in India, where the platforms have struggled with how to respond to India’s censorship laws. What can these case studies tell us about the nexus between states, corporations and people across the world?Sign up for the Anti-Dystopians newsletterMentioned in this podcastAustralia shows the way. It’s the job of governments not big tech to run democracies threatens to shut down search in Australia Blocks Facebook Access After Online Protests of Military Coup’s Military Deploys Digital Arsenal of Repression in Crackdown'It's digital colonialism': how Facebook's free internet service has failed its users a Facebook experiment did to news in Cambodia Unblocked Accounts That Criticized India’s Government. Now, Its Employees Are Being Threatened With Jail Time Unless It Blocks Them Again. India, Facebook Fears Crackdown on Hate Groups Could Backfire on Its Staff imposes new rules on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube Land by Kevin MacLeodLink: See for privacy and opt-out information.

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