Yes, we got gatekeepers. We just got the wrong ones

 

If there is too much violence and radicalization online, it is not because of lack of gatekeepers.

This is just a small, but necessary addedum to my other post about outlawing instantness in social networks. In that post I quote a tech journalist who, in a piece about the temporary shutdown of social networks in Sri Lanka after the Easter bombings, wrote:

“In the early days of the internet, there was a lot of talk of how this was a good thing, getting rid of those gatekeepers. Well, they are gone now”

I find the latter assertion wrong. We still have those gatekeepers. They just happened to become:

Yes, we got gatekeepers. We just got the wrong ones /img/facebook-protecting-election-integrity.png

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