The actions taken by Big Tech have a resonance that goes beyond the context of domestic U.S. politics. Even if they were right, they will still push the world to Internet 3.0.
Facebook and Twitter ban Trump; Apple, Google, and Amazon ban Parler; this wasn’t an ideal solution, but it was a uniquely American one.
Twitter went too far last week for reasons that go back to 2016 and the unfair blaming of tech for media’s mistakes.
Calling Facebook a monopoly in the antitrust sense doesn’t make any sense, because digital goods aren’t a zero-sum game. Facebook, though, is increasingly American in the way it operates.
Coinbase and Spotify are both grappling with political questions, which is something all companies should prepare for.
Twitter gets hacked, which points to both Twitter failures and tech industry blindspots. Then, why Facebook may not want a TikTok ban.
A follow-up to The TikTok War, including Xi Jinping’s ideology, Facebook’s blindspot, and why TikTok should be compared to YouTube.
How TikTok exposed Facebook’s blindspot, thanks to its Chinese roots, and why those Chinese roots make TikTok a genuine concern.
Facebook responds to China in Hong Kong, while Stripe avoids the complication. Then, Instagram Reels shows why Instagram Stories succeeded.
India is banning Chinese apps, in a reminder that nations still matter; China knows the more than anyone. Then, why centralized App Stores make this easier, and why Reddit is a reminder that infrastructure matters.