Tech and Liberty – Stratechery by Ben Thompson


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Alexander Hamilton was against the Bill of Rights, particularly the First Amendment. This famous xkcd comic explains why: According to Randall Munroe, the…
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Alexander Hamilton was against the Bill of Rights, particularly the First Amendment. This famous xkcd comic explains why: According to Randall Munroe, the…
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The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.
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16 days ago by danbee
I like the concepts in this article, and I’m a big fan of Thompson's perspective. I struggle though to the extent that this article applies to Facebook the same logic that would be applied to the Internet. They are not the same thing.
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Alexander Hamilton was against the Bill of Rights, particularly the First Amendment. This famous xkcd comic explains why: According to Randall Munroe, the…
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Alexander Hamilton was against the Bill of Rights, particularly the First Amendment. This famous xkcd comic explains why: According to Randall Munroe, the…
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17 days ago by divigation
Facebook, obviously, is not the government, and thank goodness: the fact that Zuckerberg answers to no one is deeply concerning to me. To be fair, in the case of political ads, this was arguably a benefit: I think he is making the right decision in the face of massive resistance. In the long run, though, it is very problematic that such a powerful player in our democracy has no accountability. Liberty is not simply about laws, or culture, it is also about structure, and it is right to be concerned about the centralized nature of companies like Facebook.

To that end, the fact that this debate is even occurring is evidence of the problem: those opposed to Facebook’s decision about ads wish the company would wield its power in their favor; my question is whether such power should even exist in the first place. Facebook can close Munroe’s door on anyone, and there is nothing anyone can do about it.
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17 days ago by moroz