A little bit about us

Hello and welcome to Bot Populi! We are an alternative media platform dedicated to looking at all things digital from a social justice and Global South perspective. We aim to meaningfully shape the public discourse on digitalization and prompt important conversations about transformative change for a better digital future.

To this end, we explore how the digital world affects different aspects of our lives in obvious and unexpected ways. Our contributors include passionate and committed scholars, activists, and visionaries from around the world working on issues of digital justice.


This issue of DataSyn, sheds light on different facets of Africa’s burgeoning digital economy. Our first piece looks at the complex relationships that have been engendered by China’s role in Africa’s digital infrastructure. Our second piece critically examines the current state of the fintech industry in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the many problems it continues to pose. Additionally, in continuation of our artificial intelligence (AI) series, our third piece takes a look at how dominant framings of AI regulatory discourse often obfuscate the political stakes involved, and what needs to be done to recenter these


Engage with our diverse thematic tracks examining various facets of our digital world. We explore labor issues in the digital economy, provide critiques of corporate excess and surveillance capitalism, examine feminist issues in the online sphere, investigate developments in AI and tech policy, and much more.

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Feminist Digital Futures explores feminist imaginations of social media with scholars, activists and leaders from the Global South. Tune in!


Our contributors have covered diverse issues of digital justice in the Global South. Get to know what they have to say. Explore our past publications through our Archive!

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