Regulators could go a long way in fixing what’s wrong with the Internet if they made Big Tech choose to be a community or a service provider, because trying to be both is clearly not working.
People share so much about themselves online. Is this a result of some unchangeable human trait?
Or is Big Tech, forcing their users to divulge too much about themselves in order to make money from advertising?
Your username and the metadata associated with it are not owned by you. Even the name tells the story. It’s not ownername for a reason: you don’t own your data – you merely access and ‘use’ it.
This week on The Decentralists we have a very special guest, Dr. Jon Unruh, Transitional Justice advocate and Associate Professor of Geography at McGill University in Montreal. Dr. Unruh has over…