“I was devastated”: Tim Berners-Lee, the man who created the World Wide Web, has some regrets — but he’s got a plan to fix it. From New York, an apology for the Internet — from the people who built it. Rick Webb: “My Internet mea culpa: I’m sorry I was wrong. We all were”. The Internet was supposed to save democracy — Dylan Matthews asked 4 tech optimists what went wrong. Facebook, Twitter, and Google would like to be the gatekeepers of democracy without the responsibility. Dave Denison interviews Siva Vaidhyanathan, author of Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy.

Danielle Keats (Citron) and Neil M. Richards (WUSTL): Four Principles for Digital Expression (You Won’t Believe #3). How we’re becoming slaves to technology: Sean Illing interviews Sherry Turkle, author of Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age. The death of the public square: Today’s most powerful companies are enemies of free expression. Escape from Facebookistan: Can a public sphere worth living in ever be built online?

Digital capitalism’s war on leisure: Market forces are invading the space for leisure — defending it will require nothing less than a return to robust twentieth-century social democracy. Searching for a future beyond Facebook: If we want to liberate ourselves from the tech monopolies, we have to figure out what to do with our data. Mat Honan goes inside the Facebook media resistance: You can’t bust a trust if the trust busts you first. The movement to break up Facebook has begun.

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