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Dozens of articles shedding information on Big Tech, surveillance capitalism and the dark side of online advertising.

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The Realists – teaser

"We curate our lives around this perceived sense of perfection" – check out the teaser of the documentary The Realists, the sequel to the critically acclaimed "The Illusionists."
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October 1, 2018
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The Great Instagram Illusion

Category Article Year 2018 Words 3,157 Reading Time 15 m 47 s E. Rossini is an Italian filmmaker, producer and activist best known for The Illusionists. In the best-selling book…
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October 1, 2018

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The Real Reason Why Instagram Is Hiding “Like” Counts

I believe the real reason has to do with surveillance capitalism: extracting more precious user data and increasing the time spent on the platform.