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  • The Rise of the Distributariat

    By Steven Hill, Project Syndicate, July 16, 2021

    The shift to remote work during the pandemic has brought both disturbing developments, like the increased use of surveillance technology, and promising ones, like the de-linking of employment from geographic location. But without new rules of the road, workers overall will be worse off than they were before COVID-19.

  • The Real Battle Between Big Tech and the Free Press Is Just Beginning

    By Steven Hill, Zocalo Public Square, April 1, 2021

    From Australia to Maryland, the news industry is in a fight for Its life against Facebook and Google

    From Australia to Maryland, the free press is waging a battle for survival against Facebook and Google. Besides being gushing firehoses of COVID disinformation and QAnon conspiracies, Google and Facebook have been dangerously undermining the financial stability of media outlets all over the world.…

  • Big Tech vs the Free Press

    By Steven Hill, International Politics and Society, March 18, 2021

    Beyond censorship, Big Tech’s capture of digital ad revenue poses a major threat to the free press. But it could now face a united transatlantic front

    At the end of February 2021, two remarkable developments took place. First, Facebook and Google were trying to bully Australia over a new law requiring the Big Tech platforms to share digital advertising revenues with Australian media companies.…