why hasn’t anyone called for breaking up Amazon yet? they are way more anti-competitive then facebook.
That’s a minority #fakenews
Facebook isn’t a monopoly, or even close though.
If anything, Comcast and Amazon should be companies targeted for breaking up first. Maybe Disney at this point
Can we break up Pearson Education while we are at it?
Can we Disney on the docket too?
Stop using Facebook and find alternatives! Problem solved.
I don’t think facebook is the biggest problem as far as anti trust. But everyone hates them now so it’s a good place to start. First facebook, then hopefully Google, Amazon, the telecoms, media companies, and banks. A guy can dream.
When the state steps in and breaks up American companies for its benefit, just feels very Autocratic.
If people fully understands this the percentage would be much higher
Most americaans are idiots
I’m sure it’s way more than 40%….
40% of Americans couldn’t tell you what an antitrust action is.
Lol what’s breaking it up going to do aside from now giving us lots of tiny companies to steal our shit instead of one big one?
In other news, 60% against breakup
40% of Americans should stop using Facebook. You can’t just get a ban hammer and start fiddling with private companies, they might break even more. The responsibility about personal data etc is on users too, not just a company. If you post personal information and data online without reading T&Cs and also neglecting privacy and security options – this is totally your personal problem,. And yeah, I agree with some of the commentators below me that there isn’t a problem at all with Facebook since its not essential service but a private company.
The fact that Americans suddenly care about breaking up Facebook but no mention of Google, is a perfect illustration of how we are a media driven hivemind.
Why not telecoms first?
Facebook wants this to happen, even Mark said he’s willing to work with government regulation. Once the government steps in and starts regulating the shit out of social media it will be damn near impossible for any other competitor to step in the ring and compete. These companies got so big because of lack of regulations and laws and now they want the door to close to kill off all competition. Regulations strangles off the competition.
Just delete your account, people.
Just dont use facebook, problem solved.
Nothing will happen. Regulators currently do not care about this issue at all. Move along
40% of americans supportantitrust action TODAY. TOMORROW they will use fb again.
What does Facebook have a monopoly of?
I understand when AT&T was broken up — they controlled the entire telephone system and wouldn’t let people connect anything except AT&T’s telephones to the lines.
I understand why action was taken against Microsoft — you couldn’t buy a PC without having Windows pre-installed on it.
But what does Facebook do that is so essential that the public needs to be protected from it being used by lots of people?
I suspect he is proposing it be broken up so any future litigation is limited in its ability to collect damages.
Facebook should update its terms of service to: “We’ll do whatever the fuck we want with your data.”
Nobody but lawyers read it anyway.
A better approach would be common sense laws on data privacy, portability with clear fines and jail time for executives and staff who break the law. Call it a Sorbanes Oxley for data. Require all companies to fully educate their employees and give their employees a tip line with one hell of a payout for when they are directed to break the law.
I have a feeling if that was passed, Zuck would get life in prison in under 6 months with the shit he’d pull.
Well I certainly don’t trust them
You could almost say I anti trust them.
>Obvious marketing company puts out obvious bait post
>mass media eats it up
Literally the state of “””””journalism””””” in America in this day and age. This is why we call you “fake news”
btw I’m not saying people don’t want Facebook gone or broken up….I’m just questioning the journalistic integrity of Business Insider…or rather….lack thereof.
The problem is their business model, not the company or their dominance. Breaking it up won’t solve it.
To fix facebook, limit the collection, trade and sale of user data.
What would it be broken up to?
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