The Unluckiest Paragraphs
Nick Santos

Great explanation of what’s going on, with a personal touch that I appreciate. I like the idea you’re setting up here as it points toward a kind of “pluralism” where the power of what happens online is distributed between multiple authorities. If anything, we need *more* of that…

One thing you haven’t addressed though: because of the (sometimes seemingly random) schedule of Medium updates, it has been known to happen (for me) that despite having Medium on whitelists (I’m now running 5 different ad blocker/security systems), when updates are rolled out it sometimes happens that you have to re-add Medium to whitelists. It’s very unpredictable and confusing for the user — as I imagine it must be for support!