When big tech talks about free speech it's not simply to conceal their economic stake in the reproduction of misinformation; it’s also a polite way for them to suggest that the real culpability for what pullulates on their platforms lies with their users.
Found this article interesting: Summary: our political dipole was accentuated by social media but our polarization was already present; we may be looking for a scape-goat in social media, but really it our desires pushing us
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