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The Rise of a Cooperatively Owned Internet

In late August, British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn—the United Kingdom’s counterpart to Bernie Sanders, except more victorious—announced that he had a plan for the Internet. His “Digital Democracy Manifesto” included planks like an “open knowledge library” and the protection of “digital liberty rights.” One of its more surprising proposals is the call for “platform cooperatives.” As Corbyn’s document explains: “We will foster the cooperative ownership of digital platforms for distributing labour and selling services”—for example, an Uber owned by its drivers, or a Facebook truly accountable to those who entrust it with their data.


Corbyn wants tools for ‘massive multi-person online deliberation’ – here are some ways he could do it

Digital outreach and social media have played an important role for Jeremy Corbyn from the start. This week, Labour’s digital democracy manifesto marked the beginning of his much more ambitious agenda to ‘democratise the internet’. The 10-point plan covered topics as wide as digital inclusion, open education, and internet rights.

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Corbyn’s Digital Manifesto: A New Digital Landscape?

The Labour Leadership battle is well underway (again). Ballots have been sent and the respective candidates are pushing one last time in order to secure their place as Leader of the Opposition. This week, Jeremy Corbyn pledged to draw up a “bill of digital rights”.  As someone clearly invested in the digital landscape, and a supporter of the current Labour Leader himself, I find Corbyn’s pledge particularly interesting.


Jeremy Corbyn launches his Digital Democracy Manifesto

Jeremy Corbyn, the British leader of the labor party in a campaign for its reelection, has just announced his digital program. The clear favorite in the polls published a “Digital Democracy Manifesto” that caused a sensation.


Jeremy Corbyn ‘open minded’ about nationalised broadband as he vows superfast internet for every home

Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to deliver super fast broadband to the whole of the UK and is “open minded” about the new network infrastructure being publicly owned.

Launching his Digital Manifesto in London, he pledged to extend high speed internet access to the whole country through a combination of fibre and wireless connections.


Don’t write off Jeremy Corbyn’s Digital Democracy Manifesto – here’s why it’s a lofty bill of ideas

There’s a lot to unpack in Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘Digital Democracy Manifesto’, a new programme that appears to take the democratising power of technology seriously.


What Jeremy Corbyn’s digital manifesto will mean for the UK

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn has launched a ‘digital democracy manifesto’ that promises greater internet rights for those in the UK.

The four-page manifesto, which was revealed at a London event yesterday by the party leader, puts an emphasis on eight different technological areas. These areas cover: online debate; a digital bill of rights; open-source software; digital identifications; cooperative ownership of digital platforms; and high-speed broadband for all.


Corbyn’s Digital Manifesto Critics Don’t Know Enough Tech to Pull It Apart

There seems not a day goes by where Jeremy Corbyn doesn’t fuck something up, according to the mainstream media anyway. If you lived without outside influence of the internet or alternative media, you’d think this man was a real-life incarnation of Frank Spencer; constantly fumbling and blundering his way around London, desperately trying to stop the cat doing a ‘whoopsie’ on the carpet.

Opinion piece by Kate Nina

This week, Jeremy Corbyn took to Facebook Live to announce the launch of The Digital Democracy Manifesto — a key policy announcement in his bid to be re-elected leader of the Labour Party, and part of his 10 pledge plan ‘to rebuild and transform Britain’ should he become Prime Minister.