July 10, 2013

The corporate co-opt of the internet

Is the domination of cyberspace by private companies a benefit or threat?

Google stand at the Mac Expo in London (Flickr/aminorjourney)

Is the internet moving too far away from a netizen-driven environment to one that is controlled by for-profit companies? We'll discuss whether domination of cyberspace by the corporate interests of Facebook, Microsoft, Google and others is a benefit or threat. 

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:
Suhail Khan @Suhail_A_Khan
Board of Directors, American Conservative Union
Robert McChesney
Author, Digital Disconnect 
Linnar Viik @linnarviik
Professor, Estonian IT College
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