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The Atlantic | 08.14.14

The Internet’s Original Sin

Ethan Zuckerman

In this essay, Data & Society advisor Ethan Zuckerman explains his belief that the “fallen state of our Internet is a direct, if unintentional, consequence of choosing advertising as the default model to support online content and services.” He suggests some possible ways to support content and services in lieu of the current, dominant model in which users are the product sold to advertisers.

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