Encryption is not journalism

Seems not a day goes by that I don't hear someone try to sell encryption as some kind of panacea for journalism, as if all we need to do to strengthen journalism and hold power accountable is to download crypto apps and harden our mobile phones. It is a sham and a racket infused with a rightwing ideology. But it's taken as divine wisdom these days.

I'm preserving my brief Twitter rant on the subject for posterity. The fact that this has to be said out loud is a sign of the degraded politics of our time.

—Yasha Levine

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