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Empty shelves, desolate minds: Canada’s ‘equity book-weeding’

16 September 2023

10:10 PM

16 September 2023

10:10 PM

At least in previous centuries a trail of smoke loitered in the air after the censors were done burning books. The smell of information dying could not be escaped, nor could the haze be hidden.

In the digital era, information is deleted and edited by millions of invisible hands. Entire works of fiction are rewritten by publishing houses given custody of their survival, while historical records are misplaced if they invalidate the ‘current thing’.

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