Platforms, Speech And Truth: Policy, Policing And Impossible Choices

Mike Masnick, TechDirt, Aug 14, 2018
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This post takes a while to get to its central point, and in the process says a bunch of things I don't agree with. But the core statement is correct, in my view. It is this: "we need to move to a world of protocols instead of platforms, in which transparency rules and (importantly) control is passed down away from the centralized service to the end users." Facebook has the problems it has because it wants to be the internet, run centrally. This is what's wrong with it, and this is what should be fixed. "Facebook should open itself up so that end users can decide what content they can see for themselves, rather than making all the decisions in Menlo Park "

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