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Without question, responding to the COVID-19 pandemic requires mobilizing the resources and expertise of information technology firms to provide internet access, counter misinformation and disinformation, facilitate public health surveillance, and coordinate physical supply chains. Equally without question, allowing those processes to unfold in ways superintended by the firms themselves and structured by their economic interests threatens important public values. References 1.

See: https://www.theguardian.com/ world/2020/apr/13/coronaviruscovid-19-exposes-cracks-usdigital-divide

2. See: https://arstechnica.com/techpolicy/2020/03/after-deregulatoryblitz-fcc-scrambles-to-prevent-ispabuse-during-pandemic

6. See: https://theconversation.com/ social-media-companies-aretaking-steps-to-tamp-downcoronavirus-misinformationbut-they-can-do-more-133335 and https://www.theverge. com/2020/5/12/21254184/ how-plandemic-went-viralfacebook-youtube

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See: https://www.nytimes. com/2020/05/05/technology/ parking-lots-wifi-coronavirus.html

4. See: https://www.cnn. com/2020/04/30/tech/zoomgoogle-facebook/index.html 5.

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See: https://www.vox.com/ recode/2020/4/2/21195584/ coronavirus-remote-work-fromhome-employee-monitoring; https://www.vox.com/ recode/2020/5/4/21241062/schoolscheating-proctorio-artificialintelligence ; https://www.aclu.org/ news/privacy-technology/thosefree-remote-learning-apps-have-ahigh-cost-your-students-privacy ; https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ pkyenm/new-york-is-turning-into-asilicon-valley-science-experiment

See: https://www.nytimes. com/2020/04/21/us/politics/ coronavirus-proteststrump.html ; https://www. americanprogress.org/issues/ security/news/2020/04/14/483119/ trumps-coronavirus-survivalstrategy-blame-china ; https:// www.theatlantic.com/ideas/ archive/2020/05/americas-racialcontract-showing/611389

8. See: https://knightfoundation.org/ articles/americans-struggle-tonavigate-covid-19-infodemic and https://www.forbes.com/sites/ mattperez/2020/05/10/death-tollconspiracy-why-conservativemedia-and-soon-possibly-trumpare-doubting-coronavirus-mortalityfigures/#520161c757d5

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The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped how social, economic, and political power is created, exerted, and extended through technology. Through c...

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