Look at the source?.The NEW YORK TIMES?
Who wrote it FRANK RICH?.
Actually it was JOHN MARKOFF
Original staff of the computer industry weekly Infoworld.
Was editor at Byte Magazine.
Was a reporter in the business section of the San Francisco Examiner were he wrote about Silicon Valley.
Wrote articles about the 1990s pursuit and capture of hacker Kevin Mitnick.
Wrote an article about the World Wide Web, referring to it as a “map to the buried treasures of the Information Age.”
I think he has enough background to give an opinion. The internet can no longer be controlled by a single entity.