Festival Against Technosolutionism! Why We Can't Regulate Our Way Out Of This Mess
Speaker: Jillian YorkThursday, June 10, 2021, 12pm PT | 3pm ET:
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Against Technosolutionism! Why We Can't Regulate Our Way Out Of This Mess
The same radical technologies that helped give rise the social and political movements of 2010-12 later enabled a rise in disinformation, propaganda, and the promotion of other harms. Today, our societies are grappling to find solutions, but looking in all the wrong places.
Jillian C. York is International Activism Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, EFF. She is also a founding member of the feminist collective, Deep Lab. She has been covering questions of surveillance and freedom since the 2000s. She was named by Foreign Policy as one of the top 100 intellectuals on social media. She has written for the Guardian, Al Jazeera and Foreign Policy. Verso Books recently released her new book Silicon Values: The Future of Free Speech under Surveillance Capitalism. She is based in Berlin.