Earlier this month, Netflix released a documentary titled The Social Dilemma. Featuring former insiders from Big Tech and social-media platforms, the documentary is an exposé of the ways a “handful of tech designers” exert “control over the way billions of us think, act, and live our lives,” according to the official website for the film.
Apple recently removed an app named HKmap.live from its app store that was being used by Hong Kong protesters to identify places where the police were gathered. The removal, which is said to have been made to avoid facing the wrath of Beijing, has been criticized by pro-democracy activists all across the world. Several American lawmakers, including Republicans Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz and Democrats Ron Wyden and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, bashing him for making a pro-China move.