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Review: The Internet is Not the Answer by Andrew Keen

71Op6e8uTtLThe Internet is Not the Answer by Andrew Keen (Atlantic, £16.99)

In this ambitious new book, tech entrepreneur Andrew Keen rejects the gospel of the digital revolution. His central thesis—that the internet promised innovation, opportunity and democracy, yet has merely hastened inequality—is overly dystopian but not without merit. He is making his case when suspicion and envy are eroding our admiration of online pioneers such as Google, Facebook and Amazon. Keen plays on these fears, noting that the geeks are inheriting all the economic and political power—and it’s our data that’s helping them do…

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