"net neutrality" (and the improving skill sets of hackers, leakers and armies of robots) means the web, like some wild animal, is being captured and tamed by forces beyond the reach of democratic oversight.
Most people, distracted by bread and circuses, are oblivious. But this development is hugely important.
It challenges my optimism.
But just as I'm grateful to have seen first-hand two terms of a black president, I know we are living in the historic aftermath of those eight years.
A year ago whoever we elected president was called Leader of the Free World. During the following months that title lost meaning. Germany, Russia and China, like sports teams competing for a World Series or Super Bowl, are now challengers for that title.
Here is the Propublica link inspiring these reactions.
Meantime, enjoy the clown show between featured attractions...
Last week, ProPublica bought dozens of rental housing ads on Facebook, but asked that *they not be shown to* certain categories of users such as:— Adriana Gallardo (@otraletra) November 21, 2017
-people interested in wheelchair ramps
The ads were approved. https://t.co/Yz6qEI81B8