The Great Equalizer? Rethinking the Myth of the Internet

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The internet can be frustrating and empowering, and author Virginia Heffernan sees web as one of the purest forms of human expression and culture.
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On Tuesday, Congress voted to get rid of privacy rules that prevent internet service providers (ISPs) from selling customers browsing histories and app usage, and Ramesh Srinivasan says it might be a good time time to rethink our very relationship with the internet.

Srinivisan is the author of the new book, "Whose Global Village?: Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World." He argues that we increasingly think of the internet in stark terms — either as a democratizing force, or as one in which the individual user is powerless — when the current picture is actually much more nuanced.