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The Construction of Platform Imperialism in the Globalisation Era

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Yong Jin, D. (2017). The Construction of Platform Imperialism in the Globalisation Era. In Fuchs, C. and Mosco, V. (eds) Marx in the Age of Digital Capitalism. Haymarket, pp. 322-349

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The dominant positions of several social media, including Facebook and Google have been considered as clear examples of platform imperialism. While these sites can offer participants entertainment and a way to socialize, the social relations present on a site like Facebook can obscure economic relations that reflect larger patterns of capitalist development in the digital age. [...] In other words, a few U.S.-based platforms dominate the global order, which has resulted in the concentration of capital in a few hands within major TNCs and start-ups. [...]

—p.337 by Dal Yong Jin 1 year, 9 months ago

The dominant positions of several social media, including Facebook and Google have been considered as clear examples of platform imperialism. While these sites can offer participants entertainment and a way to socialize, the social relations present on a site like Facebook can obscure economic relations that reflect larger patterns of capitalist development in the digital age. [...] In other words, a few U.S.-based platforms dominate the global order, which has resulted in the concentration of capital in a few hands within major TNCs and start-ups. [...]

—p.337 by Dal Yong Jin 1 year, 9 months ago