Amazon’s expansion into South Africa would strengthen digital colonialism and hurt labour and Indigenous rights.
Michael Kwet is a Visiting Fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. He is the author of Digital colonialism: US empire and the ne... w imperialism in the Global South, and hosts theTech Empire podcast. His work has been published at Motherboard, Wired, BBC World News Radio and Counterpunch. He received his PhD in Sociology from Rhodes University, South Africa.
MORE FROM AUTHOR
Delivering keynotes is a lucrative business in the US – even for some who claim to be committed to fighting inequality.
Tech corporations are expanding the scope of surveillance across the correctional pipeline, but who pays the price?
Antitrust efforts in the US are not enough to counter the global power of Big Tech.
Proprietary social media networks need to be transformed into local and global digital commons.
It’s time to talk about Silicon Valley as an imperial force and what has to be done to resist its power.