Critics have said for years that Facebook is a monopoly that can only be killed by federal regulation. Meanwhile, the platform bleeds users, its stock price is plummeting, and it just announced its first-ever round of layoffs.
A business model where outrage is exploited for clicks describes both social media and the news media.
"Maybe one billionaire with a penchant for destroying democracies shouldn’t be allowed to own so much of the internet," says the representative from New York.
The site is clearly in trouble and the government doesn't need to step in.
Still, Facebook should not have allowed its VIPs to flout the rules it claimed applied to everyone.
Corporations can afford robots. Their competitors often cannot.
Facebook can't kill, jail, or tax you. It can only stop you from posting on Facebook.
Even minor tweaks to the law could shore up Mark Zuckerberg's dominance.
But what one side likes, the other side hates. There's no way Twitter and Facebook can appease them both.
His brutal response to the protests against his anti-Muslim initiative reveal him as a Hindu nationalist, not a reformer.
People need to stop blaming their problems on Facebook and Twitter.
Another show trial for Facebook's beleaguered CEO
Be afraid as more journalists and politicians start calling for stronger policing of online speech.
Abroad, legislators are in the mood to theatrically punish social media companies. CEOs shouldn’t play along.
Facebook would prosper in a less robust market.
He's got his reasons, but they all suck. And will accelerate Facebook's decline as a destination in cyberspace.
Facebook and the end of the open Internet era
Reason's Robby Soave and Mike Riggs debate whether Mark Zuckerberg's should de-platform haters such as Alex Jones and Infowars to improve the user experience.
Censorship is "nefarious." Unless it's being carried out by the government.
Silencing hate isn't the same thing as squelching it.
HBO's hit sitcom about the tech industry lights a real-world path to a better internet.
"You used language of safety and protection earlier. We see this happening on college campuses all across the country."
His company's revenue and user growth are flattening; his image is in the toilet. Expect an embrace of hard or soft regulation from the social media king.
Lawmakers are exploiting the Cambridge Analytica scandal to push new internet regulations.
We need to up our media literacy game, not delegate responsibility to politicians who have no idea what they're doing.
Fourth Amendment privacy is more important once our thoughts are stored outside our wetware.