Instead of providing the most direct route, your maps app routes you by a company’s advertisers on the way to your destination. An apps store is littered with malware and scams. A trusted search engine refuses to return results for competitors’ products.
If that kind of digital apocalypse seems like a paranoid fantasy, maybe you haven’t been paying attention to what’s been going on at Twitter, where the implosion of the blue-check system as we know it has made it nearly impossible to say for sure. if public figures and institutions are who they say they are..