Societies Online: Privacy & Power (with Alice Marwick)

Galvin, Anne H.; Marwick, Alice

Alice Marwick breaks down what actually happens when companies collect and sell the data that users feed them, why it often feels as though smartphones are listening to us, and what we need to know about how privacy violations impact people differently based on gender, race, and socioeconomic status. Finally, she explains what mainstream discussions of online “misinformation” get wrong, and what she has found based on her extensive research into the darkest corners of Reddit, 4Chan, and other extremist platforms.


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Academic Units
Heyman Center for the Humanities
Public Books 101: The Internet, 3 part 2
Published Here
January 26, 2021


Preferred citation:
Galvin, Annie and Alice E. Marwick. "Societies Online: Privacy and Power." Public Books 101: The Internet, Podcast audio, August 3, 2020. http://www.publicbooks.org/podcast/#societies.