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The Bullshit Algorithm

If you use Swiffer WetJet, you are a puppy murderer. But wait, you say. How could I? P&G would never lie to me about the safety of their Swiffer® WetJet™?! But of course. All of those “chemicals.” How could I be so stupid! Yep. You’re a cold-blooded murderer. Wasn’t it lucky

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The present and future of a centralized internet: Dystopia

In the previous post I argued that the growing concerns regarding the internet have many causes: from underlying social problems, to bad science; from bad incentive structures put in place by big platforms, to the ongoing process of centralization that magnifies the impact of any problem that might arise. I

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Three perspectives on the relationship between the internet and democracy

Over the last few years, the potentially damaging impact of the internet on democracy has increasingly come to dominate the news. The recently disclosed internal Facebook emails, which revealed that employees discussed allowing developers to harvest user data for a fee, are but the latest in a long line of scandals surrounding

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