In the latest episode of Techtonic, Chris Stokel-Walker talks to David Auerbach, a former Microsoft and Google software engineer turned writer and Big Tech critic about who, if anyone, controls Big Tech?
David’s new book, Meganets, warns us about the loose grip tech executives have on the powerful technologies and algorithms they have created, and explores how these systems have driven us further and further into the opinions we already held and into our own little ‘narrative bunkers’.
Here, he diagnoses the effects of this on society, and tries to offer solutions – which are not easy to find.
Producers: Christopher Hooton and Nicola Kelly
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