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There is no such thing as objective journalism, and in the case of Facebook, no requirement to be objective.
I agree, as Swartz wrote in 2008, that "there is no justice in following unjust laws", and the movement to protect the free internet from corporate and political interests is urgent.
The social network admits manipulating its users’ emotions through the content it put in their newsfeeds. Think that’s creepy? A couple of years ago, it influenced their voting patterns, too. When do we get scared about what Facebook could do with its power?
There is a significant psychological price to being constantly aware of the variety of ways in which your activity might be tracked.
The worst thing about this debate is that it turns a real-world, complex problem into a simple moral choice.
Expose injustice and pay the price.
The young soldier has become a symbol of the information war and its discontents.
It would be nice to think that the rot of rank misogyny was confined to fringe sites populated by lunatics. But it is found all over the web - and it's silencing its victims. Fighting it is not the same as censorship.
When talking about Julian Assange, remember: if global justice movements had to rely solely on people of impeccable character to further their cause, we would probably still be trying to end slavery.
Modern politics and the Facebook paradox.