The Internet is one big place for everyone, right? Wrong! The Internet is more divided than you know. It belongs to the big corporations that have been using their influence to monopolize and privatize it right before our eyes. And these monopolies have made the democratic Internet that we knew a thing of the past. But none of it is news because we all have known it on some level.
In the article titled “Internet for the People”, software developer and researcher, Ed Summers refers to the titular book by Ben Tarnoff to point out the political economy that is at play within the modern-day internet. He writes,
We must strike while the iron is hot to break apart monopolies up and down the infrastructural stack (both providers and platforms) wherever and whenever we can. This needs to happen both from the outside and from within these monopolies.
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