Potentially the most important show that has ever existed THIS SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY OUR KIND SPONSORS AT SCHLUMBERGER OILFIELD SERVICES. Vimeo joined YouTube yesterday by deleting my entire channel because of this show. They seem to think it is “hate speech” in the sense that they hate what we say and that this gives them some legitimacy to “no-platform” me.
This film follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz’s help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz’s groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the … Continue reading