Participants / Babinet Gilles

Debate November, Friday the 18th PM (Part 3/4)

Mathieu Gallet - David Weinberger - Bruno Racine - Philippe Torres - Eric Scherer - Cynthia Fleury - Gilles Babinet

The conditions of a cultural choice: is Internet neutral, impartial or independent?

Prescribing, including through tools, is always a choice: putting criteria in the heart of the technical disposal. No technique is impartial. Nevertheless, we can be partial and neutral, meaning applying the same rules to everybody, once they are chosen. Is independence only the fact to announce clearly to its users the choices and the convictions of the one who references and prescribes? Isn’t it the meaning of the button “I like”, “+1”, nowadays in the entire Internet, even above press articles?