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What the Narrative on Tech ‘Backlash’ Gets Wrong

Use of technology, and our attitudes to it, are completely different things.

There is no tech backlash, the New York Times tells us; a statement met with sighs of vindication in some corners of the internet, in which invocations of an “invented narrative” sum up the minority view — albeit a vocal one — against the increasing prevalence of technology criticism in parts of the mainstream and left commentariat. In the last quarter, according to the Times, Facebook “added about a…

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