1 min readThe Dark Side of Techno-Utopianism

As long as the tech companies do not create a clear vision of how (and why) they want to effect change in society, toxic internet culture will remain. As long as we do not realize what it means to be human, technology will continue to be a tool of injustice.

In this article for the New Yorker, author Andrew Marantz traces the history of free speech and how it has been misused over and over again. The advent of hate speech and fake news on the internet has revitalized the question: should free speech be regulated? If yes, who has the right to regulate it? Toxic internet culture has forced Facebook and Reddit to begin censoring content, but is this enough?

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