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The EU should dismantle Facebook

Three Ways US Congress Could Hold Facebook Accountable For Its Actions

The Conversation | Facebook may have changed its corporate name to Meta Platforms, but that won’t end its troubles – nor efforts to rein in the social media company’s business practices. Lawmakers are pondering new ways to regulate Facebook, whose CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, wrote in 2019 that he welcomed new “rules governing the internet.” With that in mind, we asked three experts on social media, technology policy and global business to offer one specific action the government could take about Meta’s Facebook service.


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Facebook’s Scandals And Outage Test Users’ Frenemy Relationship

Elizabeth Stoycheff (The Conversation) | When Facebook was down for most of the day on Oct. 4, 2021, did you miss it, were you relieved or some of both? Social scientists have compiled an expansive body of research that shows how people have come to develop a love-hate relationship with the social media giant with nearly 3 billion users. Facebook’s stunning success has come at the expense of the privacy of its virtual friends. Its “we sell ads” business model may sound benign, but the platform collects more data and information about users than they may consciously know about themselves.


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Mark Zuckerberg Learns the Game

Peter Isackson (Fair Observer) | With the integrity of a monopoly to ensure, Mark Zuckerberg, the enfant terrible, has taken a major step forward in becoming a Washington insider.





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The US: The Paradox Of The Dow Jones Index

It doesn’t matter what Trump says: the manufacturing companies are facing hard times. The best example of this is the Dow Jones. If the index was composed today of the same stocks as in 2004, it would not reach 13,000 points.

 


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Facebook investors are getting anxious

NEW YORK | What happens when you know the path to benefits is long and uncertain, but your current expenses are growing? You might have bought stock on Facebook because of the media hype, yet now you are not sure how to monetize it. Neither do they.



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Five things to consider about the Facebook frenzy

NEW YORK | One of the biggest company stock market flotation on history is about to take place this Friday. With more than 900 million users around the world, Mark Zuckerberg’s company could be valued at $104 billion, that is more than Disney, Ford and Kraft Foods. The excitement grew as Zuckerberg announced that it would offer more shares to investors: 421 million, 25 percent more than it had previously planned…