centralised platforms for decentralization

“People no longer have to rely on traditional gatekeepers in politics or media to make their voices heard, and that has important consequences. I understand the concerns about how tech platforms have centralized power, but I actually believe the much bigger story is how much these platforms have decentralized power by putting it directly into people’s hands. It’s part of this amazing expansion of voice through law, culture and technology.” Marc Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg Stands for Voice and Free Expression

Sort of troubles me, worth thinking about, probably laszlo barabasi would have something to say, in a way seems to me a good definition of populism, “people” behind a centralized, strong platform can be louder of individuals roaming the vast prairies of the free internet of the origins, if ever there was one. Of cousre “people” is in brackets since it is not factual but rather ideological definition, Rousseau style.

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Stamos, former chief security officer at FB and now in academia, says that “he (Zuck)compressed all of the different products into this one blob he called “Facebook”. That is not a useful frame for pretty much any discussion of how to handle speech issues.”

the expression-amplification inverted Stamos pyramid of facebook services:

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