The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age
(Metropolitan Books, hardcover, $28)
By Astra Taylor
The Internet is turning 25 this year, and in that quarter century, it has changed our society in a multitude of ways. Documentary filmmaker and author Astra Taylor presents a counterargument against the idea that gatekeepers such as Apple, Facebook, and Google have, in keeping with the need for advertising and sensationalism, left the Internet in a very non-neutral zone. Taylor acknowledges that technology alone will not change the situation, but rather the people must understand the social implications of the Internet before they can shape it into a level playing field.
Out: April 15