ARTICLE 19 has launched Taming the Titans, a new podcast series on Big Tech and human rights, presented by journalist Emily Hart.
How did a handful of companies come to dominate our digital lives? What does it mean for our human rights and our societies? What can we do to get that power back? Can competition law empower us to tame these titans?
Over five episodes, Emily talks to a variety of international experts, analysing the power wielded by social media and search engine companies, zooming in on growing censorship, surveillance and data collection – and examining what civil society can do to bring Big Tech back down to size.
All eyes are on Europe and the US right now, but Latin America is one of the next key battlegrounds: a vast market for online services and a very different backdrop for this debate. For each episode, we have one expert from Europe, where the conversation is crystallising into a new legislative project – the Digital Markets Act – and one from Latin America, where the conversation is gaining force.
Guests include investigative journalist Nick Shaxson; Carolina Botero from Colombian digital rights campaign Karisma; regulation expert Dr Liza Luffdal Gormsen; ARTICLE 19’s Martha Tudón, who leads work on digital rights in Mexico and Central America; and ARTICLE 19’s Maria Luisa Stasi, who leads law and policy work on digital markets and free expression.
Listen to the podcasts:
Episode 1: The March to Monopoly
Episode 2: From Big Tech to Titan Tech
Episode 3: Hope on the Horizon
Episode 4: Big Brother vs Big Other
Episode 5: Momentum is building – so where now?