Burning Platforms – The Public Square Project book launch

December 20, 2021

Western democracy has always been anchored by the idea of a public space where people gather to share ideas, mediate difference and make sense of the world. When Facebook blocked Australian users from viewing or sharing news in 2021, it sounded the alarm worldwide on our growing reliance on global tech companies to fulfil this critical role in a digital world.
The conflict sparked a new sense of urgency around the growing movement to imagine alternative digital spaces that operate in the public interest rather than simply for a commercial bottom line.
The Public Square Project draws together leading tech scholars, industry experts, writers and activists to chart a path towards a public square worthy of the name.


Welcome to Burning Platforms: De-Coding the Power and Politics of Big Tech.

Burning Platforms is brought to you by the Centre of the Public Square – an initiative of Per Capita.