We’re a long way from the halcyon days of the early internet, when the promise of a decentralized digital communications network meant anyone could talk to anyone without appealing to the gatekeepers. Knowledge would be liberated from elite newsrooms and stodgy old encyclopedia sets. “Information wants to be free” was the slogan of the day.
We’ve since learned “free” information often has a price. Read more about The Internet Is a Force of Nature. It’s Our Job to Civilize It.