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If You've Ever Wanted To Hug The Internet For Being So Swell, Here's Where It Is

When you think of the Internet, you probably don't think of the actual places that hold all your data. Or of the very few companies that own those spaces that your data lives in. Let that sink in for a sec, and see if you start to look at the physical and virtual spaces a little differently — and value your ability to access that information a little more.

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Bill Gates, billionaire and founder of Microsoft, is pointing the finger at social media companies like Facebook and Twitter for spreading misinformation about the coronavirus.

In an interview with Fast Company, Gates said: "Can the social media companies be more helpful on these issues? What creativity do we have?" Sadly, the digital tools probably have been a net contributor to spreading what I consider to be crazy ideas."

According to Gates, crazy ideas aren't just limited to the internet. They are going beyond that. He doesn't see the logic behind not protecting yourself and others from coronavirus."Not wearing masks is hard to understand, because it is not that bothersome," he explained. "It is not expensive and yet some people feel it is a sign of freedom or something, despite risk of infecting people."


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