May 10, 2019
This is yet another hoax.
Breaking up Facebook is unreasonable. Everyone is already on a single platform that does the thing that Facebook does. This would be like creating a situation where you had to choose a certain phone company, and you can only call people who are using the same phone company.
All of this bullshit is a gigantic distraction.
You know this guy is a hoaxer and a shill because he’s talking about “disinformation” and how Facebook isn’t censoring enough.
Chris Hughes was one of the creative minds that helped turn Facebook into the largest social media platform in the world. He worked closely with CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the early years to shape the platform and it’s offerings to users which started with college students before opening to anyone.
Now he says the company he helped create needs to be.
In a lengthy column published by the New York Times Thursday, Hughes says the influence and power of Facebook has grown too large and cannot be controlled. He chastises decisions made by Zuckerberg that ignored privacy and responsibility in exchange for growing Facebook at a rapid rate.
“We are a nation with a tradition of reining in monopolies, no matter how well intentioned the leaders of these companies may be. Mark’s power is unprecedented and un-American,” Hughes wrote.
Citing the developer’s inability or unwillingness to be more active in stopping the spread of misinformation, hate speech and calls for violence, Hughes says Facebook cannot be allowed to continue operating in its current fashion.
We need more freedom, not less freedom.
Facebook is a natural monopoly. Although there are signs that younger people are a lot less interested in this business than Millennials, Gen X and Boomers, Facebook is a single company that fills a single need of the consumer.
The term “natural monopoly” could not be more applicable.
And as a natural monopoly, everyone should have access to it.
Putting out this “trust busting” stuff just throws confusion onto the fire – it is the same thing Charlie Kirk is trying to do with his libertarian bullshit.
This is all very simple: Facebook is a public utility, which should be regulated like any other public utility, and people should be ensured universal service, and the quality of that service should be guaranteed by the government.
There is nothing more to discuss on this topic.
If there is a problem with “misinformation,” then my apologies to the people who are too stupid to figure out what is true and what isn’t, and my apologies to the politicians who think their voters are too stupid to figure out what is true and what isn’t. But that is a problem with UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE DEMOCRACY, not with the internet or the First Amendment.