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From Willow Brugh
The existing harms of social scripts we ran while in smaller, geographically-constrained groups are being amplified due to network effect. Tiny unchecked errors, scaled, become large harms as people find ways to exploit them, in life just as in software. There was a time when the hacker and academic circles I run in had the default assumption of “it’s better to have your idea broken by your friends than by someone else.” The implicit assumption being that we’d build even better ideas, together. It is a tractable problem that loving dissent has disappeared from the internet, and we can choose to instead cause it to spread.
trust, accountability, organizing, social movements
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