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Remember life before Web 2.0? Those halcyon days before user-generated content? During the early 90s, technology upended our world. Online libraries made books available to people around the world. Email changed the way humans communicate. In 1998 our handy assistant and constant companion Google was founded.

We lived through a period of cyber utopianism that could not have foreshadowed the dark side of the internet: the proliferation of fake news, the moral outrage and vitriol that are a daily feature of Twitter and Facebook, the pervasiveness of social media apps that are destroying  people’s mental health...

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