The internet presented revolutionary free speech technology because anyone could operate a web server or a mailing list from a small computer. It was not necessary to be AT&T, or own a newspaper or TV network to speak to a large audience. Internet protocols were designed to support this, with anyone being able to run servers publishing information or hosting email communication. Sites like google and facebook represent a degree of re-centralization of the internet that marginalizes third-party sites and reduces the amount of freedom, and free speech, on the Internet.
This entry was published Sun Oct 25 09:28:19 CDT 2015 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2015-10-25 09:28:19.0.