Global politics. Internet Archive. Terrorism.
The french government issues 500 takedown notices to the internet archive, claiming that large portions of the archive (which are otherwise perfectly legal) are "terrorist content" including Project Gutenberg, the Prelinger Archive, the Grateful dead collection, and some CSPAN archive.
Are you a french person? Will you complain to your government?
Pessimism about the internet
@ajroach42 I feel the same way. This article resonated with me, it may with you too: https://qz.com/1551620/how-i-fell-out-of-love-with-the-internet/
That said, here we are on a decentralised network that's designed to foster communication rather than sell ads, you on your preferred instance and me on mine.
There are very smart people who are fighting back against the government censors and dopamine peddlers. There IS hope.