While legally, Facebook has done nothing wrong, (even after Zuckerberg has been apologising for privacy violations since 2003) it is clear that governments have no idea how the platform works or where humanity is headed. Some think Google should be next. And if you are feeling melancholic, here is the web we lost to social media.
This trial of public opinion of Facebook is important because it will show how weak the world we live in today is at understanding where we’re headed as a global community. Words will be said, apologies noted, laws passed, but the problems will grow. Companies will not moderate their behaviour totally because they only have to accede to individual nations. Did you know that there are different qualities of Coca-Cola around the world? They categorise them on a scale. Japan and the United Kingdom have the highest quality Coca-Cola, places like Africa have the worst. That exists because the laws in different countries enforce different practices from the same company. That’s how flawed a nation-state government is.
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