From Democracy Digest. Here is an excerpt:
The Internet once held great promise as a means of empowering individuals, but it has become yet another path of control for bad actors, note analysts Anthony Vinci and Nadia Schadlow. Today, authoritarian governments and companies around the world track and surveil individuals; data is not private and is sold for profit; some states algorithmically “score” their citizens; and propaganda and disinformation are rampant.
Thankfully, we are on the cusp of “Web3,” a next-generation Internet that for two reasons could turn out to be revolutionary by shifting power back to individual users and offer a pivotal advantage in the ongoing competition with authoritarian states, they write for The Washington Post:
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