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 month, to commemorate May Day, we bring you two special features! Firstly, we reached out to a set of key voices from the frontiers of research and practice around platform labor to get an insight into the AI question as it pertains to the worker’s movement. Second, the latest from our Big Tech and Society fellows, we are pleased to put out a brand-new podcast series, EcoMinassat, which puts the spotlight on the platform economy in the MENA region. In addition, in a bonus feature, we stay on the pulse of global multilateralism, with a critical review of the Global Digital Compact Zero draft.


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.

Featured Podcast

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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