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In 2018 the most concerning to me was the realisation of how easy it has become for a private coorporation to steer the democratic process. There was the Cambrdige Analytica scandal and the election of Jair Bolsonaro in Brasil. There is also undeniable influence of Facebook on Trumpism and the Gillets Jaunes.

Another worrying aspect is how soon it became impossible to know what exactly happened in the Skripal case. The media was flooded with information and counter-information and I can not possibly know whom to believe.

Policies do not worry me the most anymore, instead I worry on who and how power and information are controlled. The world is becoming ever more similar to 1984.

I almost stopped using Facebook, and considerably reduced my reliance on the Google's services: search engine, e-mail, social networking, all overboard by now. This is the great struggle of the current generation.

You might find me At The Edge Of Time.

by Luis de Sousa (luis[dot]a[dot]de[dot]sousa[at]gmail[dot]com) on Thu Dec 27th, 2018 at 10:07:37 AM EST

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