The FBI is investigating millions of fake comments the Federal Communications Commission received in support of ending net neutrality – and in support of keeping it. As many as 9.5m comments were posted using people’s personal details, without their permission.
The Economist talks to filmmaker Adam Curtis, reflecting on his 2016 film Hypernormalisation, and how the world has changed since it came out. This is long, but very thought-provoking about how everything stays the same as much as it changes.
Why it’s lazy to blame events like the French protests and riots purely on Facebook. “The idea that popular outrage is more about ‘the power of social networks’ than actual French politics… seems very wrong, and more than a little irresponsible.”