How to Make the Internet a Truly Public Good

Four lessons from Ben Tarnoff’s Internet for the People.

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Despite being a fundamental infrastructure of the modern world, internet access everywhere is privately held and price gouged for enormous profits. Data privacy violations, the digital spread of right-wing propaganda, and the algorithmic reification of race all have profit motives. When alternatives do arise, broadband and tech companies are quick to challenge them in court. […]

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