Like some immutable law of entropy, internet freedom is a one-way process.

The insightful Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, delivered an apocalyptic — and headline friendly — lecture earlier this year in Cambridge, entitled "The End of the News as We Know It: How Facebook Swallowed Journalism."

Is, like Bell founder Theodore Vail, Mark Zuckerberg fighting to control the distribution of news?

Facebook is the de facto global social network.

Four out of every five smartphones around the world run a version of Google's Android operating system.

News gatekeepers have always existed, once it was media barons, now it is lines of code.

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