Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. There was a time when you searched Google, but now Google searches you, says Shoshana Zuboff of Harvard Business School. Photo: Reuters

Facebook and Google: is data surveillance giving rise to a new despotism?

  • It is ironic that social media, which prizes connectivity, has contributed to producing the opposite result – fixing each of us in a bubble of isolation
  • Social media has also provided fertile ground for the spread of grossly irresponsible conspiracy theories and ushered in the post-truth era
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Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. There was a time when you searched Google, but now Google searches you, says Shoshana Zuboff of Harvard Business School. Photo: Reuters
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