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The Free Market and Big Tech

Reading Time: 9 minutes …the right still lays claim to America’s most-watched cable-news network, highest-rated political talk-radio shows, and most-read Facebook articles. The algorithmic programming of Facebook and Twitter — which directs readers away from dry reporting on local corruption and toward lurid conspiracy theories — has been a boon to the right in this country and many others. [source] […]

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The dark soul of technology

Reading Time: 3 minutes When people think of faith, I suspect technology is not usually their first thought. But perhaps it should be. Indeed, the technology of written language—a technical process invented to enhance human communication and memory—succeeded in widely spreading shared religions among humankind, including Christianity, Judaism and Islam. In fact, Islam specifically refers to the adherents of these religions as “people of the book.” …