Amanda D. Lotz is professor of media studies at the Queensland University of Technology and Fellow at the Peabody Media Center. Her latest book, We Now Disrupt This Broadcast: How Cable Transformed Television and the Internet Revolutionized It All was released by MIT Press in early 2018. She is the author of Portals: A Treatise on Internet-Distributed Television (2017), The Television Will Be Revolutionized (New York University Press, 2014, 2007), Cable Guys: Television and American Masculinities in the 21st Century (New York University Press, 2014), and Redesigning Women: Television After the Network Era (University of Illinois Press, 2006).
There’s a growing chorus of U.S. politicians, antitrust scholars and consumer watchdogs calling for stricter antitrust treatment of Amazon, Google, Facebook and other tech giants. Some even say they should be broken...Continue reading