Section 230 isn’t the problem, Payment Networks are

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is one of the most important pieces of legislation in American history.  Passed into law in 1996, it has overseen the entirety of the consumer Internet’s development.  Its premise is simple: Internet service providers and platform operators are not responsible for civil damages that result from user-generated content… Continue reading Section 230 isn’t the problem, Payment Networks are

Re-opening Europa

COVID-19 shows how preposterously incapable the EU is at preparing, implementing, and announcing a coordinated response to any fucking thing.

No loss condition — why YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook own you

“#VoxAdpocalypse”, YouTube’s newest scandal, and Google’s subsequent tightening of the noose around unfriendly content, has people wondering how you kill a giant. A boycott is being suggested, but underlies the biggest issue with taking down Goliath: YouTube does not make money. YouTube has never made money. Google’s parent company Alphabet pays for YouTube out of pocket to… Continue reading No loss condition — why YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook own you