Essays on Technology and Culture

Sarah Jeong — The Internet of Garbage

Sarah Jeong, a journalist trained as a lawyer at Harvard Law School, discusses the problem of “online harassment,” with various accounts of harassment that have made their way into mainstream media, as well as lesser-known ones. The Internet of Garbage considers why and how to recalibrate this ongoing project of garbage-removal from content platforms and social media networks. It’s not as simple as policing offensive material and hitting the delete button online: Jeong tackles precarious issues like free speech, behavior vs. content, doxing and SPAM.

The Internet of Garbage

This looks like it will be a fascinating, and timely, read. I’ll be throwing down to buy it tomorrow, and you should too.