When the Platform User Fights Back (with Software)

Published in The Ethical machine, 2019

Citation: Barber, R., Sundaram, H. (2019, May). When the Platform User Fights Back (with Software). In The Ethical Machine, Shorenstein Center, Harvard Kennedy School. https://ai.shorensteincenter.org/ideas/2019/4/3/when-the-platform-user-fights-back-with-software

We make the case for software specifically designed to assist the user in taking an adversarial stance against online platforms. We address solutions to addictive-by-design products, adversarially confusing online tracking, and even how software might facilitate monopoly busting.

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