Calls to regulate social media in the public interest fail to grapple with the messy details of policymaking, or the disparate desires of internet users
Blocking is an easy way to hide disagreement, but doesn’t do much to end it, and scales poorly.
Contra Popper’s virally optimized doppelgangers, the paradox of tolerance demands forbearance and restraint.
Anxiety about fake news has long dogged open publishing environs, while the costs of gatekeeping often go unnoticed.
Fears of internet borne electoral interference have spurred even liberal states to assert a collective right to attention.
From Equifax to Ashley Madison, the inevitability of big data leaks drives the democratization of disciplinary power.
Sonya Mann examines the precarity of free speech in a platform ecosystem, and offers a decentralized alternative.