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Summary: Digital Disconnect

Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy by Robert W. McChesney Summary by Ellen Slavitz Google, Facebook, YouTube, Yahoo. We believe they exist to make our lives more convenient, more interesting, more fun. According to Robert W. McChesney, these Internet marvels are the products of carefully designed operations that enable a small number of corporations to earn huge profits, while providing the public with less and less value, service, and information essential in a democratic society. McChesney, a media activist and professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the author of Rich Media, Poor ...