Ben Tarnoff Wants to Socialize the Internet


Socialize the internet. A review of Internet for the People by Ben Tarnoff.

When it comes to internet infrastructure, the for-profit model is presented as inevitable — but political decisions built today's internet, and political movements could build something different.

Tarnoff offers hopeful green shoots of what a truly social internet could be, such as community broadband cooperatives — initiatives that put accessibility, cost, and performance before the needs of shareholders or unaccountable company boards.

There is a call for the Left to engage in broad cooperation, drawing ideas from precedents like Community Wealth Building and the Technology Networks established in the ’80s by the left-wing Greater London Council.

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