Politics, Poetry and Google: The Value of Words in an Age of Linguistic Capitalism

An alternative angle to the fake news and Google Ads debate. It’s more poetic, but by no means less political.

“Control of language equals control of thought, and it is private capital and tech companies who are at those controls.”

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I recently published a short piece on The Medium about the similarities between language in the age of Google and Orwell’s Newspeak in 1984. It uses Orwell’s text to critique linguistic capitalism and the political power of language, and imagines the rise of Google as a neoliberal thought police.

The full article is here:  Politics, Poetry and Google

 

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