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"The structural powers coming from large digital media companies (such as the dominant platform providers like Facebook and Twitter) and State security interests to monitor citizens, are leading to an increasingly ‘closed, market-led, heavily monitored online ecosystem’ (Horton, 2016); such power dynamics are having very real consequences for everyday users that need to be urgently addressed." Horten, Monica. The Closing of the Net. Oxford: Polity, 2016