Facebook, Twitter, all these things that helped independent artists in the beginning are now working against them. Putting a Pringles ad next to them. Even putting a video up on YouTube screws up the whole experience of watching it. The viewer is bombarded with bullshit. Using the deep web is a way to do things differently. I feel a new enthusiasm, [like] I witnessed when the original internet became big in the 90s.
—Alec Empire of Atari Teenage Riot to the Guardian