Ethan Zuckerman is interviewed by Andy Fitch of the Los Angeles Review of Books about Zuckerman’s essay on “The Case for Digital Public Infrastructure.” Zuckerman discusses the history of public broadcasting and potential alternative models for the future.
“In the long run, I’d also love for us to put together some kind of non-surveillant ad network. Ad networks can really help if you want to monetize a website. But maybe you don’t buy into the whole surveillant-advertising package,” he said. “I bet a bunch of sites would willingly earn slightly less on their ads, in exchange for feeling better about making informed and ethical decisions about who does and doesn’t get tracked across the Web.”