Hackenblog: Social utility… yeah

“Mark used to insist that Facebook was just a “social utility,” a neutral platform for people to communicate what they wished. Now he recognizes that Facebook is both a platform and a publisher and that it is inevitably making decisions about values. The company’s own lawyers have argued in court that Facebook is a publisher and thus entitled to First Amendment protection.”
It’s Time to Break Up Facebook, by Chris Hughes, NY Times, May 9, 2019

“Social utility” the way Rush Limbaugh is an “entertainer,” and now look where we are. David Niewert’s been right all along.

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