"Future Champs", Milo and The Rise of Branded Self-Surveillance with Ben Lyall

Plus the digital apartheid around #SaveSheikhJarrah


Ben Lyall is Sociology Research Fellow at Monash University. He joins us to chat about the rise of self-tracking apps for kids, and how one corporation in particular are using branded self-surveillance to sell everyone’s favourite crunchy malted chocolate powder.

Also this week, social media has been busted restricting and censoring eyewitness accounts from Sheikh Jarrah. We reflect on how far social media has come since the optimism of the Arab Spring.

For more info on the Datafied Child, check out Ben’s research into the Milo Champ Squad. We also talked about parenting.digital and Mozilla’s Privacy Not Included.

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