9781595588678

Digital Disconnect : How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet Against Democracy

  • ISBN 13:

    9781595588678

  • ISBN 10:

    1595588671

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 03/05/2013
  • Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services

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Summary

Celebrants and sceptics alike have produced valuable analyses of the Internet's effect on us and our world, oscillating between utopian bliss and dystopian hell. McChesney argues that a society drenched in commercial information is a democratic one. He says the Internet is not 'naturally' commercial. Capitalism's colonisation of the Internet has spurred the collapse of credible journalism and has made the Internet a place of numbing commercialism, an unparalleled apparatus for government and corporate surveillance and an anti-democratic force.

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