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Silicon Values: The Future of Free Speech under Surveillance Capitalism, with Jillian C. Yorke in conversation with Adam Greenfield [online event]
Wednesday March 24, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm GMT
How do Google, Facebook and Amazon threaten our democracy? What is the impact of surveillance capitalism on our right to free speech?
Join leading campaigner Jillian C. Yorke for an exploration of how corporations and platforms exercise more control over our ability to access information and share knowledge than any state. Jillian will show how big corporations have become unaccountable censors, and the devastating impact this has had on those who have been censored.
We will discuss how our rights have become increasingly undermined by the major corporations’ desire to harvest our personal data and turn it into profit. Jillian will also look at how governments have used the same technology to monitor citizens and threatened our ability to communicate.
Jillian C. York is International Activism Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, EFF. She is also a founding member of the feminist collective, Deep Lab. She has been covering questions of surveillance and freedom since the 2000s. She was named by Foreign Policy as one of the top 100 intellectuals on social media. She has written for the Guardian, Al Jazeera and Foreign Policy. She is based in Berlin.
Adam Greenfield spent over a decade working in the design and development of networked digital information technologies, as lead information architect for the Tokyo office of internet services consultancy Razorfish, Independent User-Experience Designer and Head of Design Direction for Service and User-Interface Design at Nokia headquarters in Helsinki.
Selected in 2013 as Senior Urban Fellow at the LSE Cities centre of the London School of Economics, he has taught in the Urban Design program of the Bartlett, University College London, and in New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.
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