Who Owns the Internet?

People who worry about the fate of democracy still write (and read) books. Those who are determining it prefer to tweet.
History, Mark Twain is supposed to have said, doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme. Once again, the President of the United States is a Republican who lost the popular vote. Once again, he was abetted by shadowy agents who manipulated the news. And once again Democrats are in a finger-pointing funk.

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