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[–] freshmeat [S] 3 points 11 points (+14|-3) ago 

it's the only logical solution to end the problem

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[–] draaaak 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Uh, how about prosecuting them for election interference, or terms of use violations, or identity theft, or enabling and protecting known terrorists and criminals, or for providing knowingly false statements before congress while under oath, or for facilitating constitutional 4th amendment violations by secretly cooperating with the NSA? How about simply throwing the already existing book at them? Socializing facebook under government control would not make it better, it would only serve to cement the monopoly, guaranteeing it will be run corruptly.

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[–] fuckinghell 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

From Styx's previous videos he's always added to caveat that this type of regulation should only apply to actual monopolies.

It's not reasonable to say that if you're banned from Facebook that there is a viable alternative to go to, if there was then this would be a moot point.

If this were to happen, what you might see is these current firms would downsize and lower their overall market share so as not to be considered a monopoly.

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[–] freshmeat [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

None of that matters when the internet is inherently flawed and abused, consider that post recently from @discoball. A clusterfuck of lawsuits is a waste of time when the system itself these companies utilize is literally foreign co-opposition.

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[–] speedisavirus 4 points -2 points (+2|-4) ago 

You have reached level 99 retardation. How does it feel?

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[–] freshmeat [S] 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Funny, feel free to include your reasoning why that is. The internet has to be regulated, otherwise no matter what companies pop up, they will still be working in a flawed system built by the enemies of the United States. The censorship is just setting the grounds for a television cable version of the internet where newcomers will not have the same playing field as people who are already in the monopolies and use botnets, propaganda, bans, etc.

Can't even start a image hosting site without it being spammed with child pornography, and no one ever gets busted for that. That seems like the immediate issue that should be handled, and would take a shit load of power away from "private" companies who are against the US constitution and people of the nation.