danah boyd, I think your article is timely and touches on an emerging thread in the evolution of technology and the human experience. Very astute.
I want to further this conversation by referring people to an article titled, Elon and Zuckerberg for Office in 2016: Can open source social engineering fix American Democracy:
Bob Jacobson, perhaps the above article can begin to address your questions. Or at least offer a vision for a path forward. Thank you.