The Internet has changed over the years, when I first used the Internet the connection was slow, it actually once took me about two hours to download a video that was less than 20 seconds! In many ways the Internet has improved we have faster connections, which allows us to stream HD videos and even live broadcasts. The Internet bought us social media, alternative media, independent journalism and information on anything. Its undeniable that the Internet has changed the way that many of us think, there does seem to be a mass awakening going on and the Internet has been a massive part of that awakening.
The mass awakening we are witnessing has caused panic in many governments and governments have rushed through laws that affect our freedom as a result of this. As well as changing laws websites and the Internet in general have also changed, for example YouTube today is full of corporate made, product placed videos. YouTube has been altered to suit regular uploaders, people that upload multiple videos everyday, the trouble is people (individuals) cannot upload videos everyday. Changes like this have been made to suit corporations because only corporations can upload videos everyday without it impacting the quality of they they make because only corporations have the budget and team to do that.
YouTube and Facebook have been over complicated, for example on the Facebook of old you could like something join a group or be a friend, not anymore! You can like a page but without clicking the “make posts visible” button you still don’t see them. You can be somebodies friend but not follow them or follow them without being there friend and mute them WTF? If somebody irritates you that much that you cannot be bothered to read a sentence they posted on Facebook ask yourself why are they your “friend?”
Facebook used to be full of ideas until they started this pay to reach shit, now Facebook is full of corporate sponsors and “fake news” helps give them an excuse to censor the Internet of information and ideas while promoting the corporate media (the real fake news.)
They will not use the Internet to disconnect you from your friends (life does that) but they will use the Internet to disconnect political movements, protests and political groups. The Internet was once a place full of ideas, from real people and information with very few adverts, today the Internet is a place of adverts and ideas from corporations of how to spend your money, corporate propaganda with very few real people because real people cannot afford to be heard anymore.