For the past 10 years, Mozilla Festival has been convening in London in a unique gathering that brings together technologists, activists, researchers, educators, artists, young people and many more people committed to creating an open and healthier internet.
Online platforms are important spaces that allow us to learn, get inspired, create, connect and collaborate. As we live and interact in online worlds as much as in the physical world, at the same time we have little understanding and control over the use, traces and impact of our online journeys. Many of these journeys are determined by algorithms that “curate” our experiences and content based on what they think we look for, want and like, based on our behaviours. For many people the internet equals the few powerful companies; the same ones that came to dominate it and transform into a giant data collection machine, mainly driven by advertising revenue.