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Smartphones offer a prism through which users have become increasingly entangled within a labyrinth of collaborative digital platforms, such as Facebook or Uber, and on which social, personal and work communications are organised. This new economy of platforms also situates political communication within an accelerated space of capital flows. While the use of new technologies to mobilise political support has been significant, political deliberation has become diluted in a flood of information and advertising. Tensions have emerged between the monopoly position of global companies who own the platform infrastructure, and local workers or users, creating space for new forms of exploitation.