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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.

[–] 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.

[–] draaaak 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

When a company/corporation is socialized into a "utility", it becomes the monopoly, and competition ends up being regulated out of existence. That's what happened with PG&E in California, and they are thoroughly abusing their monopoly power. If you want Facebook to have less power and dominance, if you want them to have less of a monopoly, the last thing you should want is for government to take over, because they will most certainly outlaw any form of legitimate competition, it's what they do.

[–] 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.

[–] draaaak 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'm not talking about lawsuits, I'm talking about civil and criminal charges.