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.

Facebook is working to consolidate the technology behind them

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.


When Does A Technology Firm Stop Being A Technology Firm?

Manuel Moreno Capa | As Nasdaq flirts with historical highs, voices warning that the technology bubble is about to burst are growing. When? Impossible to know, although a good guide may be to analyse which technologies are about to stop being so, becoming just one more company in their corresponding sector. And now we see cases of technology firms which are increasingly similar to the sector they came to revolutionise: methods of payment (Wirecard) or media (Facebook).


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.

Twitter and Facebook must grow up

For Facebook and Twitter, the World Is Not Flat

If you thought social media’s challenge was limited to the US, then look further. Facebook, Twitter and Google face additional challenges while dealing with India. Their ability to stay relevant and monetize is based on three factors: a) the size of their user base; b) user interaction rates with the platforms; and c) how many users trust these platforms?