#里茲螞蟻批判性思考寫作專欄 #Alex專欄 #外師每週精選閱讀
Following hot on the heels of last week’s warning about the outsized power of big tech companies in modern life, Facebook demonstrated yet again just how undeserving it is to wield so much influence. Possibly at the behest of more traditional media tycoons like Rupert Murdoch, the Australian government decided to pass new media laws that are designed to share with old-media newspapers some of the advertising revenue that Facebook and other tech companies enjoy by freely sharing content that has been created by those newspapers. In a completely disgraceful attempt to force the government to back down, Facebook completely blocked all access to Australian news on their platform for all Australians.
Although Facebook reversed this move once the Australian government had made some adjustments to the proposed laws, if ever there was a demonstration of how unchecked the power of tech companies has become, this is it. The richest companies in the world, run by the richest people in the world, control access to almost all the information that the majority of internet users access on a daily basis. In the past, it was deemed totally fine to ignore the obscene profits that they derived from mining and selling our personal information, tracking our every move, and even constantly listening to and recording what we say. Now, we can see how they have amassed too much influence and are willing to punish and go against the interest of entire nations to get their way. Unfortunately, what this means is that the only way to strip them of their power is for internet users to stop using them. Bring back MySpace!
上面的貼文內容是我們的實力派外師Alex，針對每週一篇英文文章閱讀後，親自寫出的批判性思考文（不是copy & paste的東西啊）。旨在讓同學知道如何用不同的角度來讀文章。你可以選擇先讀Alex寫的批判文，也可以選擇先讀本次的英文文章連結，但最好兩處都要閱讀才能達到最好的效果。
Alex是我們的御用老師，每週都會幫梅姨、托托、慕華上英文課。目前星期一晚上有開一班 #里茲螞蟻外師應用英文課程 ，程度高級，充滿知識性與深度。有開放單次付費上課。若你想學習用英文來深度探討各項主題，check it out！