πŸ“‘ It’s Time to Break Up Facebook

Bookmarked Opinion | It’s Time to Break Up Facebook (nytimes.com)

Imagine a competitive market in which they could choose among one network that offered higher privacy standards, another that cost a fee to join but had little advertising and another that would allow users to customize and tweak their feeds as they saw fit. No one knows exactly what Facebook’s competitors would offer to differentiate themselves. That’s exactly the point.

Chris Hughes puts forward the case for Facebook to be split up and regulated. He recounts his experience during the early days and the problem that the platform has in regards to the question, “how big is big enough?” Hughes discusses the spectre of antitrust that haunts the major platforms. Adi Robertson argues that we need to do more than create guidelines in order to fix Facebook.

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