FUQ ZUQ: Facebook as Global State, Marii Nyröp (2015)


FUQ ZUQ: Facebook as Global State (2015)
FUQ ZUQ is an open research- and rhetoric-based project that takes Facebook’s Internet.org initiative as its subject of inquiry and enmity. Though oppositional, both Internet.org and FUQ ZUQ aim to understand global “connectivity”: what it is currently and what it can become conceptually in terms of physical, political, and psychological infrastructure. FUQ ZUQ asserts that the transnational conflation of networks with democracy and connectivity with solidarity is truly corrosive, and seeks to dismantle Internet.org’s humanitarian branding to expose its modes of extrastate control. The project will culminate in a set of diffuse philosophical medias, a terse piece of anti-Internet.org rhetoric to circulate broadly, and a technical toolkit towards subverting Zuck’s protocols.