How capitalism is turning the internet against democracy, and how to turn it back

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“For Barlow, and the early pioneers of the internet, they were forming a new and different ‘Social Contract’, a governance that “arises according to the conditions of our world, not yours” informed by egalitarian values and the golden rule. Barlow’s vision captured the giddy optimism of early internet culture. This was a culture deeply hostile to commerce and government regulation that saw in the internet a utopian space that would usher in an age of democracy, open culture and participation.”

Tony Harewood‘s insight:

Curious for other opinions…

See on opendemocracy.net

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