Thursday, May 25, 2017
The Huffington Post on the problem with Facebook.
The cause of Facebook is to capture content and distribute it, regardless of what that content is, because the mindset of technology says that we must make everything as available and usable as possible. While freedom of expression has very clear exceptions when that expression causes harm, if you believe that available content is a self-demonstrating good, you will not want to censor even the most harmful of content. If Heidegger is right, the reason Facebook have such reluctance is not a commitment to the classical liberal value of freedom, but because it runs directly against the essence of technology, and the mission of their organisation.
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