We used to regulate how many media channels one person could own. We used to regulate monopolies. What happened? Google, Facebook, Amazon’s leaders talk about opening the world and creating a democratic culture but they undermine privacy and discourse, and have actually become a threat to democracy.
Time for some old style trust-busting and regulation of Facebook, Twitter, Google and Amazon. We should start with legislating new ownership rights by each individual of all her or his personal data information.
Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube, and Amazon should not be able to buy and sell information about you and me. We need laws to make them 1) ask permission in EACH instance of selling our data to advertisers. 2) In EACH instance pay us individuals a royalty for using our data.
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