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User Info Private Business? Not So Fast....; entered at 2018-10-14 11:31:13
Jfms99
Posts: 533
Registered: 2009-10-06 Maumelle, Ar
I think the case can be made that several of these platforms like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Etc., have over time, a short time at that, evolved into entities that need to be regulated as Public Utilities.

The mighty ATT started out as a private company that got too big, became a monopoly and ended up being a regulated Utility. I think a great case was made by MCI that ATT was stifling competition and even holding back new technology so as not to disturb it's status quo.

Once broken up technology was seemingly unleashed and within a short period of time Cell Phone advances made even long distance obsolete in a way.

A good comparison can be made here. These technology companies do have a monopoly in their areas. We are foolish if we think another upstart platform or platforms will emerge given the costs involved, etc.. These companies are Liberal and Leftist in thinking and action and wish to restrain the free flow of ideas and other alternative ideologies. In short they are Fascist in nature, my opinion, so putting the onus if Public Regulation is the only solution and it should be pursued.
2018-10-14 11:31:13