The growing backlash against Big Tech companies is a symptom of digital technology increasing the world’s legibility. James C. Scott’s book, Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed, explores how past governments responded to increased legibility – for good and for ill. This article shows how Scott’s historical lessons can guide governments and tech platforms as they seek to improve the human condition online.
Seeing (Platforms) Like a State: Digital Legibility and Lessons for Platform Governance,
Cath. U. J. L. & Tech
Available at: https://scholarship.law.edu/jlt/vol29/iss2/4
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