Jonathan Obar is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies at York University. He also serves as a research associate with the Quello Center, a communication policy research centre at Michigan State University. He previously served as a research fellow with the New America Foundation and with Free Press, as a researcher with the Open Society Foundations, and as a senior advisor to the Wikimedia Foundation’s Wikipedia Education Program. His research focuses on information and communication policy, and the relationship between digital technologies, civil liberties and the inclusiveness of public culture. Recent academic publications address big data and privacy, internet routing and National Security Agency surveillance, network neutrality and digital activism. He is co-editor of Strategies for Media Reform: International Perspectives, published by Fordham University Press.

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