Far from being a ‘digital democracy,’ the Internet is dominated by the opinions of rich, powerful people, according to a study from the University of California, Berkeley.

You needed to fund a study to figure that out? Hey, whadya know, the internet has a learning curve! If you thought “the Internet would give the poor and disenfranchised a voice” and are disappointed that they haven’t dropped everything else in their lives to (learn how to) use it, and in the meantime, the wealthy and educated have used some of their copious spare time to take the lead, was hindsight really necessary? You didn’t see this coming? Sorry to break it to you, but a couple of decades is not enough time to create a world where money does not equal political power, no matter how revolutionary the proposed mechanism might be.

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