The tech industry is already dripping with politics, and libertarian-capitalism is reigning. This ideology promotes the mythical concept of "meritocracy" which is used excuse the marginalization of anyone who is not a 20-something cis-white hetero male, and actually leads to denial that it even does happen. It is also the ideology that had let to massive corporate centralization of the internet.
Purism will allow bigoted content on their servers
I could use some help pinning down the exact terminology for my own personal ideology. I strongly believe in building a non-hierarchical society, but also, that some things need to be coordinated on a large scale to be effective, such as infrastructure and healthcare. Is there a name for this? Is further discussion needed?
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez quits Facebook, says social media is a health risk https://www.cnet.com/news/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-dumps-facebook/
It's probably only a matter of time before we get a thinkpiece like "it's actually bad that the fediverse is so nice and positive all the time, being around toxic people taught me how to be tough" and it'll be written by some cishet white dude who contributes to wapo and whose only experience with online harassment is when a bunch of people on Twitter told him to get corncobbed in 2015
St. Louis police want permission to mace nonviolent protesters — again. Attorneys argue that everyone owes the police a "debt of gratitude" because St. Louis didn't experience "full-scale riots" in 2017 after ex-cop Jason Stockley was acquitted of murder. https://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2019/04/03/st-louis-police-want-permission-to-mace-nonviolent-protesters-again
Featured in Teen Vogue today:
"Fresh off a successful campaign to organize fast-food workers in the Pacific Northwest, the Industrial Workers of the World have also recently announced the formation of the Freelance Journalists Union, a move that brings labor’s radical history into step with its uncertain but exciting future."
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