“This is the Internet! We can fact-check your…”
One wonders whether anything can ever be private from the very moment of pressing a keyboard. When even the NSA can be compromised, “security” is less a fact than a wish.
Now Time magazine has the question “Why we’re losing the internet to the culture of hate” on its cover. (“Culture” of “hate”? Losing the internet? We won’t bother to link Time, one of the original trolls of print). “Hate” is Time’s epithet for “free speech”. They never did appreciate (never mind survive) robust competition, so this is no great surprise.
On top of this, the US will hand over the keys to the intertubes in a few month’s time, and along with them, the new controllers’ access to censorship of badthink.
Taken as dots or as a pattern, what is the outlook for freedom of speech via the digital ether?