Picture: visibility by Jae Aquino from the Noun Project

We’re hypnotised by the social media giants. We’ve convinced ourselves they’re impossible to deal with. They’re not.

The more frantic we become about the wickedness and power of the platforms, the more we confirm that power. The more action we demand of police and legislators, the more we confirm their exceptional status, their transcendence.

We demand the impossible — and it makes us look stupid

Our dark fantasies make them stronger

Our epic displacement activities

Giving up the platforms

How to do this

I’m a trustee at the amazing Poppy Academy Trust, a social media editor in radio, a poet and a volunteer at Watford Refugees.

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