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"Google, democracy and the Truth about Internet Search" by Carole Cadwalladr

"Google, democracy and the Truth about Internet Search" by Carole Cadwalladr

This is the first in Cadwalladr's series on the corruption of the internet by bad actors - with advertising dollars lying at the root of the problem. I wonder what those early internet pioneers would say if we went back in time and told then that the internet architecture they were designing would lead to a future in which an advertising company with was THE big winner. Jaron Lanier once told me that they would have laughed in our face. what has happened is a mistake, as Astra Taylor has pointed out, the internet was supposed to be the "people's platform" - and it has been stolen from us.  Our democracy is at risk as well, as techno-utopian libertarian models which would give Ayn Rand a wet dream proliferate.

"Google is not ‘just’ a platform. It frames, shapes and distorts how we see the world" By Carole Cadwalladr

"Google is not ‘just’ a platform. It frames, shapes and distorts how we see the world"  By Carole Cadwalladr

"Did the Holocaust really happen? No. The Holocaust did not really happen. Six million Jews did not die. It is a Jewish conspiracy theory spread by vested interests to obscure the truth. The truth is that there is no evidence any people were gassed in any camp. The Holocaust did not happen."