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Platforms are not the open and egalitarian spaces they claim to be

Platforms are not the open and egalitarian spaces they claim to be Platforms are not the open and egalitarian spaces they claim to be
The People's Platform
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Those who applaud social production and networked amateurism, the colorful cacophony that is the Internet, and the creative capacities of everyday people to produce entertaining and enlightening things online, are right to marvel. There is amazing inventiveness, boundless talent and ability, and overwhelming generosity on display. Where they go wrong is thinking that the Internet is an egalitarian, let alone revolutionary, platform for our self-expression and development, that being able to shout into the digital torrent is adequate for democracy.

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