An excellent interview with Cory Doctorow on Radio NZ: https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/201808232/who’s-ruining-the-internet
“…while the intentions of those who were ‘inspired by and excited about the possibilities for directly connecting people with one another’ were to keep the internet open, constant compromises meant that over time it became less egalitarian, a less competitive, and eventually less free.
‘You know [that] kind of self-delusion that many of us make along the way in terms of our own morals and ethics.
‘You can see it playing out until we arrive at a place where people who should have known better, have millimetre-by-millimetre, put themselves into a position where they effectively have digital monopolies.'”
Listen to the interview: https://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player/201808232