It's the (Democracy-Poisoning) Golden Age of Free Speech


#1

“By this point, we’ve already seen enough to recognize that the core business model underlying the Big Tech platforms—harvesting attention with a massive surveillance infrastructure to allow for targeted, mostly automated advertising at very large scale—is far too compatible with authoritarianism, propaganda, misinformation, and polarization. ”


#2

I’d be interested to see an article like this that mentioned the meme wars, or the rust-coloured age of usenet…