Hamas may have told Israel it isn’t looking for another war in Gaza, but it’s clearly desperate to advance its attack tunnels. It’s also delighted to be sowing seeds of discontent and concern among the Israeli public.04:19 13.02.16 | 0 comments
15 years ago the internet was exploding. Spreading chaos. Anarchy. Anyone could jump into the fray. The cultural impact was enormous. Attitudes towards drugs, sex, sexuality and many other things changes as taboos were overwhelmed by anonymous, uncensored discussions. Then came the current crop: Facebook. Google. Youtube. Twitter. Big companies, bigger even then the old media companies that came before them. They want real names. Verified email addresses and phone numbers. They make real money. They made the internet richer and easier. Every year it took one less click to see photos of your nephew, chat to your mother or pull up that scene from that episode of Seinfeld. But big companies are big companies. Calling them controllable is an understatement. The massive companies (and other massive institutions) are part of the government. A big part. And they govern as they always have. So now most of the internet is again censored to the standards of american daytime television. Violence ok. Penises bad.