We're people (not users) uniting to challenge big tech abuse.

The Big Tech monopolies have conned us into giving “consent” to grow their vast empires of personal data extraction and surveillance. While they make obscene profits from surveilling us, we the people face the devastation of their business model – rising hate, lies, polarisation, and an erosion of our fundamental rights and freedoms. We have to find our way to the original promise of the internet as a force for good – no matter our class, religion, or skin colour. It will take all of us – the People vs Big Tech – to do that. Learn More

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Civil society groups call for safe and quality-driven recommender systems to safeguard the 2024 EU Elections

Response to Commission's proposed election integrity guidelines for very large online platforms: A group of experts draw attention to an area critical to protecting the elections: recommender system safety.

Letter to European Commissioner Breton: Tackling harmful recommender systems

Civil society organisations unite in support of Coimisiún na Meán's proposal to disable profiling-based recommender systems on social media video platforms—a crucial move to reduce online harms. Another pivotal opportunity to prove European leadership in digital regulation.

Open letter to the European Parliament: A critical opportunity to protect children and young people

30 experts, academics and civil society groups, wrote to the European Parliament to express profound alarm at the social-media driven mental health crisis harming our young people and children, urging MEPs to vote in favour of the report tacking addictive design of online services and consumer protection in the EU.

Prototyping User Empowerment - Towards DSA-compliant recommender systems

A new briefing from a multidisciplinary group of independent researchers, civil society experts, technologists and designers, led by Panoptykon and People vs Big Tech, exploring what would a healthy social network look and feel like with recommender systems that show users the content they really want to see, rather than content based on predatory and addictive design features.

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People's Declaration

Signed by over 100 organisations that represent more than 71 million citizens across the EU. Learn More .

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