I’ll go farther than that: The software that became the internet was created almost entirely with tax dollars, and the telecoms on whose lines it ran welcomed the additional traffic by investing in new technology to increase bandwidth. But then they got greedy and tried to claim ALL of that rare genuine public-private project that had greatly increased their profit as their own private property, while not coincidentally providing access to the intelligence establishment to invade the privacy of everyone in the world. That is as close to a rigorous definition of fascism as there is. If it moves any farther in that direction I will stop ordering anything online.
Used book sellers and other online retailers: Are you listening? I lived just fine without the internet for fifty years, and with exceptions for Common Dreams and a couple of other cources I can do it again.