Andrew Betts lays out the argument against Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). A lot of the discussion is pretty technical, but they boil down to the assertion (which is well-founded) that AMP essentially turn the web into a private portal for Google, and that Google is not managing this stewardship responsibly. As Betts says, "If Google was my doctor, they’d be currently explaining to my family that although the experiment they tried did sadly kill me, they got a ton of useful data from it, and they think they can definitely work on fixing that bug in the next version of the experiment." The article also links to a really interesting set of resources worth exploring, including the Portals specification, feature policy, Newsguard, and content passes (which "would require publishers of paywalled content to declare the paywall in the metadata of the article" instead of trying to trick people into clicking). Via Aaron Davis.