NEW BOOK – Digital Dominance: The Power of Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple

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Edited by Martin Moore and Damian Tambini, Oxford University Press, June 2018

‘The power of the big technology companies is a mounting, persistent problem we face in the digital era. Digital Dominance is the first book to offer a comprehensive assessment of these companies’ climb to power and why it matters. With chapters by the some of the world’s leading researchers, it spells out the economic, political and social impacts of “big tech”. This timely book is essential reading, not only for those directly involved in internet regulation and other policy responses to these challenges, but also to all citizens wishing to understand the implications of digital dominance – one of the most powerful forces shaping our world.’

“This book will help make sure that tech serves, rather than dominates, humanity” Frank Pasquale, author of The Black Box Society

Table of Contents

Introduction, Martin Moore and Damian Tambini

Section 1: Economy

1. The Evolution of Digital Dominance: How and why we got to GAFA

Patrick Barwise and Leo Watkins

2. Platform Dominance: The shortcomings of antitrust policy

Diane Coyle

3. When Data Evolves into Market Power: Data concentration and data abuse under competition law

Inge Graef

4. Amazon: An Infrastructure Service and its Challenge to Current Antitrust Law

Lina Khan

Section 2: Society

5. Platform Reliance, Information Intermediaries and News Diversity: A look at the evidence

Nic Newman and Richard Fletcher

6. Challenging Diversity: Social media platforms and a new conception of media diversity

Natali Helberger

7. The Power of Providence: The role of platforms in leveraging the legibility of users to accentuate inequality

Orla Lynskey

8. Digital Agenda Setting: Re-examining the role of platform monopolies

Justin Schlosberg

9. Free Expression?: Dominant information intermediaries as arbiters of internet speech

Ben Wagner

10. The Dependent Press: How Silicon Valley threatens independent journalism

Emily Bell

Section 3: Politics

11. Social Media Power and Election Legitimacy

Damian Tambini

12. Manipulating Minds: The power of search engines to influence votes and opinions

Robert Epstein

13. I Vote For: How search informs our choice of candidate

Nick Diakopoulos, Daniel Trielli, Jennifer Stark, and Sean Mussenden

14. Social Dynamics in the Age of Credulity: The misinformation risk and its fallout

Fabiana Zollo and Walter Quattriociochi

15. Platform Power and Responsibility in the Attention Economy

John Naughton

Conclusion

Damian Tambini and Martin Moore

 

Written by Martin Moore

May 16th, 2018 at 12:19 pm

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