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Avoiding Avoidance: How to Put an End to Google’s Circumvention of Corporation Tax

Avoiding Avoidance: How to Put an End to Google’s Circumvention of Corporation Tax.
In the UK Public Accounts Committee’s recent session on tax avoidance, Chair Margaret Hodge spoke of Google’s “devious” behaviour and that the search engine in contrast to its philosophy does evil because it uses “smoke and mirrors to avoid paying tax”.

Open Access Journals and Capitalism: An Interview with Christian Fuchs

Just like we have Research Councils, we need European-wide Open Access Councils that have calls, where editors submit proposal for journal funding that are peer-reviewed and where in the case of a positive result public funding is provided for a specific time period. The stipulation should be that by this money editorial assistants are employed, who take care of language correction, layout, copyediting, promoting the journal in academic communities, etc. It would create an entire new job profile for editorial assistants in the sense that this job could be transformed into a non-profit public service job category.

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Forthcoming book: Christian Fuchs: Social Media. A Critical Introduction.

Fuchs, Christian. 2014. Social Media. A Critical Introduction. London: Sage. Pre-order the book and more information: http://www.uk.sagepub.com/books/Book239467 Pre-order and inspection copy for a course: http://www.uk.sagepub.com/books/Book239467 Now more than ever, we need to understand social media – the good as well as the bad. We need critical knowledge that helps us to navigate the controversies and [...]

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Social Media, Politics and the State

Announcement of a forthcoming collected volume (2014): Social Media, Politics and the State: Protests, Revolutions, Riots, Crime and Policing in the Age of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Edited by Daniel Trottier and Christian Fuchs New York: Routledge http://www.routledge.com This book is the essential guide for understanding how state power and politics are contested and exercised [...]