The right-wing tango with free speech online

In a blog post, Tadas Vinokuras writes about online speech moderation in relation to the right-wing parties.

The business interests of tech platforms and the political interests of right-wing populists in Europe are intimately linked even if it may not seem that way at first glance; i.e., while the former seeks to increase ad revenues, the latter is bent on producing sensationalist content that keeps people’s eyes fixed on ads. It thus stands to reason that the European right-wing populists now understand that, as the saying goes, the most efficient way to control a man is to convince him that he is free.   

The whole article is available here.  

 

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