Big Tech Politics

Big Tech Politics deconstructs and analyzes the political theory of how U.S. Big multi-national corporations operate like they do, how that impacts society, and what can be done to transfer power from billionaire CEOs back to the people. This newsletter also deconstructs Big Tech ties with the US government related to topics like surveillance and defense contracting. Finally, this newsletter also examines Big Tech corruption of the government and NGOs though donations, lobbying, revolving doors, and other mechanisms. Due to the trajectory of my own whistleblower cases, I include personal narratives and thoughts as well.

Who is Ashley Gjøvik?

I'm a Juris Doctor and Public International Law Certificate candidate at Santa Clara University. I'm a published author on international law and diplomacy, public heath, privacy, and human rights. You can read some of my writing & reporting here: (Modern Diplomacy, SF Bay View, Business Insider, and even The New York Times “Quote of the Day”).

I've conducted research, authored papers, and delivered presentations for human rights and watchdog groups. I've won awards for academic excellence in my studies of legislation, statutory analysis, public health, and property rights. I've led formal corporate efforts in social responsibility for technology and employee civic engagement.

For over a decade, I've been directly accountable for the success of high-risk, multi-million dollar projects. I have hands-on experience rolling out global projects, programs, policies, and messaging. My work across government, education, law, science, technology, engineering, medicine, finance, human resources, supply chains, & public relations — enables me to solve complicated problems in just about any function. I quickly became known as a “fixer.”

Oh yeah, and I did some whistleblowing at Apple. You can learn more about me, my experience with Apple, and read more of my writing at

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Big Tech Politics is a newsletter where Ashley Gjøvik examines the intersection of Big Tech, international law, political science, & our dystopian future.


Ashley M. Gjøvik
Corporate dissident fighting Megacorps to prevent the dystopian future. Public international law & human rights lawyer.