Micah Sifry

President of Civic Hall, and the author of several books including The Big Disconnect: Why the Internet Hasn’t Transformed Politics (Yet). You can tweet with him at @mlsif.


Cover for: Can the internet be governed by its users?

Social media’s commercial colonization of the internet is clearly detrimental to the public interest. However, calls for an ‘information commons’ go too far: rather, those who own the new information channels must comply with rules set by democratic process.