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Architects of the Modern Internet Express Regret

The Internet used to be a nicer place. But then came browser cookies, pop-up ads, trolls, algorithmic sorting, the “like” button, pull-to-refresh, and more. In a far-ranging set of interviews with people who played key roles in the development of the modern Internet, New York Magazine attempts to explain what went wrong. It’s a long article, and we’re not going to summarize it — read it and digest the arguments, criticisms, and proposed solutions, including free software activist Richard Stallman of the GNU Project calling for legislation.

Then come back here and let’s discuss it in the comments.

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