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Justine Limpitlaw is an electronic communications lawyer and a visiting adjunct professor at a leading academic center focused on I.C.T. ecosystem policy and practice at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. She is a South African member of Facebook’s ad hoc International Advisory Panel and was a public contributor to the Facebook Oversight Board’s case on the suspension of Donald J. Trump’s Facebook account.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Justine Limpitlaw
The quietening of the middle—of the many reasonable voices that can disagree but respectfully so; of the many ordinary people contributing to the marketplace of ideas, not burning it down—is a terrible side-effect of Facebook’s business model.