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The Case for Breaking Up Facebook

Writing for MIT Technology Review, Constantine Kakaes dissects Mark Zuckerberg’s recent 3,000-word essay on how he intends to change the Facebookiverse, supposedly for our benefit, concluding that the changes will in fact only accrue more power and control to The Zuckster.

He is not alone in this assessment, as I learned this past weekend at Claremont Graduate University’s Drucker Day event. Speaker Roger McNamee, venture capitalist par excellence and early supporter of Facebook, has turned against Facebook and argues very convincingly for its breakup or at least some form of regulation to curb what he sees as its anti-democratic business model. His book, Zucked, paints quite the picture.

Here’s the link to the MIT article:
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613084/zuckerbergs-new-privacy-essay-shows-why-facebook-needs-to-be-broken-up/?utm_source=MIT+Technology+Review%3A+Weekly+roundup+newsletter&utm_campaign=2dd2b4d25b-week_in_tech.unpaid.engagement&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_997ed6f472-2dd2b4d25b-153805949&goal=0_997ed6f472-2dd2b4d25b-153805949&mc_cid=2dd2b4d25b&mc_eid=7d2912f3ce

What do you think?


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