Ulises Ali Mejias

Ulises Ali Mejias

Ulises Ali Mejias is associate professor and director of the Institute for Global Engagement at the State University of New York, Oswego. His most recent book, co-authored with Nick Couldry, is The Costs of Connection: How Data is Colonizing Human Life and Appropriating it for Capitalism (Stanford University Press).

Social media

Trump is not doing anything to stop weaponisation of social media

Trump's executive order on social media regulation will not prevent its abuse or the spread of disinformation.

Trump is not doing anything to stop weaponisation of social media

Coronavirus pandemic

Resistance to the new data colonialism must start now

Governments and corporations should not be allowed to use the pandemic as an excuse to expand surveillance.

Resistance to the new data colonialism must start now

Science & Technology

Why the Global South should nationalise its data

Big Tech corporations are extracting data from users across the world without paying for it. It is time to change that.

Why the Global South should nationalise its data