Facebook’s Monopoly Power Threatens Democracy Itself
The time to address the many challenges of platform power is now. And, judging by Mr. Zuckerberg’s reception on Capitol Hill, the concerns about allowing this power to go unchecked span the ideological spectrum. The NetGain gathering was a powerful reminder that we have the ability to fix information politics today, by leveraging the power of movements, and knitting together diverse constituencies that share a common concern about the corruption and inequality that have been the byproduct of monopoly for time immemorial. Together, we can forge the reforms we need to transform this tech monarchy into a true tech democracy.