Ferguson, filtering, and net neutrality

Posted on: Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:02 By: Tom Swiss

Interesting point. When Facebook filters your feed, what news are you missing?

What Happens to #Ferguson Affects Ferguson: — The Message — Medium (Medium)

But I’m not quite sure that without the neutral side of the Internet—the livestreams whose “packets” were fast as commercial, corporate and moneyed speech that travels on our networks, Twitter feeds which are not determined by an opaque corporate algorithms but my own choices,—we’d be having this conversation.


But keep in mind, Ferguson is also a net neutrality issue. It’s also an algorithmic filtering issue. How the internet is run, governed and filtered is a human rights issue.