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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

The Guardian pushes for a Facebook break-up

Alex Christoforou
The Duran

Is it time to break up Facebook?

Now that Facebook has been outed for selling user data to help Trump target voters (Obama did the same exact thing and the media seemed to have no problem with it), the liberal left media is now turning on the liberal left social network.

The Trump effect is tearing apart the largest social network.
The Guardian is hot and bothered by Facebook's indirect "collusion" with the Trump campaign, as the UK based newspaper is calling for the FTC to break apart Zuckerberg's spy apparatus, in much the same way Microsoft was "ordered" to split apart in 2000...
Since news broke that a data analysis firm with ties to the Trump campaign harvested personal information from tens of millions of Facebook users, much of the speculation has focused on whether the Federal Trade Commission will fine the corporation for violating a 2011 deal to protect user privacy.

But the pressing nature of America's Facebook problem, especially the way the corporation's actions have endangered basic democratic institutions, means the FTC should go much further.

Rather than simply carve away some of Facebook's huge profits, the FTC should immediately move to restructure the corporation to ensure this now essential medium of communication really serves the political and economic interests of American citizens in the 21st century.
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