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dc.contributor.authorCoyle, Diane
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-09T00:30:22Z
dc.date.available2021-12-09T00:30:22Z
dc.identifier.issn0031-8191
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/331276
dc.description.abstractAbstract: People value highly the digital technologies that are so pervasive in everyday life and work, certainly as measured by economists. Yet there are also evident harms associated with them, including the likelihood that they are affecting political discourse and choices. The features of digital markets mean they tend toward monopoly, so great economic and political power lie in the hands of a small number of giant companies. While tougher regulation may be one way to tackle the harms they create, it does not get at the structural problem, which is thire advertising-driven business model. The hunt for people’s attention drives algorithmic promotion of viral content to get ever-more clicks. An alternative policy intervention to reclaim public space would be to create a public service competitor that could drive competition along other dimensions. Online space must be reclaimed as a public space from the privately-owned US and Chinese digital giants.
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
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dc.titleThe Public Option
dc.typeArticle
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Politics And International Studies
dc.date.updated2021-12-04T13:55:43Z
prism.publicationNamePhilosophy
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.78723
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-12-03
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dc.contributor.orcidCoyle, Diane [0000-0001-7243-1641]
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
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rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2024-12-08


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