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Aragón explains that in recent decades there has been a profound change in the ways of accessing information, working, and producing goods. At the same time, society has witnessed how the paradigmatic model of a distributed web where knowledge flowed freely has been deteriorating.
The researcher explains that the Internet has become an infrastructure dominated by a few platforms that concentrate activity, limit access to content and commercially exploit citizens’ data, sometimes with terrible consequences.