Mark Zuckerberg is losing it. This should trouble all of us because Mark Zuckerberg has immense power.
Zuckerberg is a nut. A monomaniacal nut. He says Facebook is the “new church.” And how does he see himself? As Jesus Christ?
Or maybe Mao? He controls the flow of information. He controls what you see and don’t see on Facebook. My Facebook page has a million followers; add my organizations to that, and it is roughly 1.5 million people. Facebook has blocked my content. All of my FB followers experience similar issues with their posts and shares. I receive scores of emails everyday from readers telling me of new blocks, bans and Facebook jail sentences. It’s why I am suing.
The US government used anti-trust laws to break up monopolies. They ought to break up Facebook. Section 2 of the Sherman Act highlights particular results deemed anticompetitive by nature and prohibits actions that “shall monopolize, or attempt to monopolize, or combine or conspire with any other person or persons, to monopolize any part of the trade or commerce among the several States, or with foreign nations.” Couldn’t the same be applied to information? The United States government took down Standard Oil, Alcoa, Northern Securities, the American Tobacco Company and many others without nearly the power that Facebook has.
I am no lawyer, but considering the fact that President Theodore Roosevelt sued 45 companies under the Sherman Act, while William Howard Taft sued 75, and the fact that the US government used these vicious anti-capitalist laws to destroy huge industrial giants — could it not be used in defense of free speech?
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