We Live In A Post-Gatekeeper World Not A Post-Truth World

In the end, in just three short decades, the web has taken us from governments as gatekeepers to absolute informational anarchy to a new era in which a handful of private companies act as gatekeepers to the world. Instead of once again ceding absolute control over the world’s information to a handful of digital dictatorships, perhaps the path forward is to create an information literate public that can tame the chaos on its own. Much as the advancement of science is based not on unquestioned “truth” but rather on momentary consensus based on currently available data that can be freely upended tomorrow, so too must society learn how to navigate the informational waters of our new era of abundance.

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