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Never mind Russia – it’s the internet’s culture of lies we should be tackling | Simon Jenkins16 Dec 2016, 6:35am

Never mind Russia – it’s the internet’s culture of lies we should be tackling | Simon Jenkins

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With the digital air thick with mendacity, and cyber-conflict on the rise, it’s clear that the Google/Facebook duopoly badly needs some kind of external controlEveryone can lie. That is the agony and the ecstasy of the internet. It is guilt-free, open-season, licensed mendacity. You can forget the glory days when it was the empire of the weak, the kingdom of the free. It is like capitalism in the 19th century. It is raw, unfettered, unreliable power. We are right to fear it.
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