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“Technology platforms, the conventional wisdom now goes, are not neutral. Their design and structure encourage certain behaviors, and then their algorithms control us even more. We may feel like we’re paddling our own boats, but the platform is the river and the algorithms are the current.”
” In the open air, fake news can be debated and exposed; on Facebook, if you aren’t a member of the community being served the lies, you’re quite likely never to know that they are in circulation. It’s crucial to this that Facebook has no financial interest in telling the truth.”
“Good is the enemy of done, sometimes. The biggest gift I could give myself was the permission to do better next time.”
Adam Curtis is the rational voice telling us exactly what’s going down and where it’s all headed.
Few listen to him.