November 17, 2012

You Can't Say That on the Internet

Evgeny Morozov, New York Times


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A BASTION of openness and counterculture, Silicon Valley imagines itself as the un-Chick-fil-A. But its hyper-tolerant facade often masks deeply conservative, outdated norms that digital culture discreetly imposes on billions of technology users worldwide.

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