By Dal Yong Jin

In the networked twenty-first century, electronic structures have considerably stimulated capital accumulation and electronic tradition. structures, equivalent to social community websites (e.g. Facebook), se's (e.g. Google), and smartphones (e.g. iPhone), are more and more the most important simply because they functionality as significant electronic media intermediaries. rising businesses in non-Western international locations have created distinct structures, controlling their very own nationwide markets and competing with Western-based platform empires within the international markets. the truth although is that just a handful of Western international locations, basically the united states, have ruled the worldwide platform markets, leading to capital accumulation within the fingers of some mega platform vendors. This booklet contributes to the platform imperialism discourse by way of mapping out a number of center parts of platform imperialism, akin to highbrow estate, the worldwide electronic divide, and unfastened exertions, targeting the function of the geographical region along transnational capital.

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