The Analogy’s Analogy

Last Spring, I took a course on global policy and found that many young people in the class were unaware of the concept of Net Neutrality. After many attempts to figure out the best way to explain Net Neutrality, especially to people who are unfamiliar with technology, I came up with the following analogy. I used a well-known philosophical concept, Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, to explain how Internet Service Providers are prioritizing data and ultimately creating programmed censorship.

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