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- Yesterday, 16:17
- Mar 14, 2017
I was glad to see that at least you do seem to see a need for a balance. Something that doesn't go all the way in any direction--including letting the tech giants decide whatever they want in any way they want.Except you're not forced to use them. Nobody is.
I would hate to be forced to allow someone to use my app that I didn't want there. I think that starts just as dangerous of a precedent. So where do we find a balance? He can't say he didn't receive any warning.
Because let's face it--Sure it's "their company", and "their app", but we're moving closer and closer to having just a handful of companies, like 3 of them Google, Facebook & Twitter, control all of our civilization's communication. Obviously the power has to stop somewhere. Gmail, Searches for Information, Facebook messages/posts, and Tweets--Hopefully almost everyone in the USA can agree, we can't have 3 men deciding what communications will and won't be allowed in our whole lives. I mean that really should NOT be controversial.
I'll say what I've always said. Maybe it's not fair legally speaking to punish them for their conservative censorship, after all, it's their company. Just destroy them through antitrust litigation. I'm not really sure what else to do.
One other option. Begin treating them as a public utility and regulating them as such - with fair warning, maybe 6 months' worth. If 90% of the world's communication is controlled by a small handful of powerful men, then this option is totally fair and legitimate.