#DuckDuckGo is profitable since 2014 without tracking people. Instead they sell plain #advertisement slots based on keywords. I think other webpages and news site could do the same. Using advertisement to fund you online presence isn't bad in general. It is just a question of how to do it. https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-revenue-generation-model-for-DuckDuckGo/answer/Gabriel-Weinberg
Yet I believe the issue that (can) accures from adverticment is not just about privacy.
It's also a question about reproducing asymetric relations where those with more cash simply gain more influence on peoples opinion and by that influence of society as a whole.
Question to me is, how can it be done, with tryn to counter at least some aspects of the mentioned issue
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