Centralized systems are vulnerable, evil, or both.

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@liw My recent realisation:

Propaganda, censorship, manipulation and surveillance are all inherent attributes of information monopoly

joindiaspora.com/posts/7bfcf17

(Pieces of this realisation predate my essay, notably by Shoshana Zuboff (dating to the 1980s), Tim Wu, Bruce Schneier, Cory Doctorow. I'm not aware of anyone putting the full set together, yet.)

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