As we speak, the battle that platforms are fighting is against generative spam, a cartoonish and obvious threat of outright nonsense, meaningless chum that can and should (and likely will) be stopped. In the process, they’re failing to see that this isn’t a war against spam, but a war against crap, and the overall normalization and intellectual numbing that comes when content is created to please algorithms and provide a minimum viable product for consumers.

Are We Watching The Internet Die? is quite the read. It’s been a decade since I made Death To Bullshit, and it’s clear that generative AI is unleashing a torrent of bullshit on the world. This post does a great job articulating this phenomenon.