AARON EXAM


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AARON SWARTZ

In addition to the concept of asylum, the concept of a democratic internet is important to the Valanga.
Online bullying, aggression and algorithm-based exclusion is a form of new colonialism.
While Aaron is certainly not the only one, he is one example of the tension between authority and democracy.
This course looks at a seemingly gentle, non-violent person who became an "enemy of the state" with a capital E.

Like Jesus, the 13 year old Aaron was questioning the way things were.
Aaron was articulate enough to be mistaken for an adult on the internet.
Also like Jesus, people suspected him of aspirations he seemingly did not have: apparently, he did not wish to dominate or control the government or the internet, but for all people to have equal access to these things.