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You cannot fix Facebook. You can only legislate to minimise its damage and create ethical alternatives to it that are everyday things owned and controlled by everyday people.

Same goes for Google, etc.

@aral
I completely agree with you, but to me it does not seem that anyone wants to legislate in that area, otherwise it would have happened.

It seems to me that now they have someone, at least if we look at the EU to give them a fine from time to time, and then Margrete Vestager and the EU are satisfied. Seems to me like the fines they issue are a form of unpaid tax.

I also hope that people will soon realize that there are actually alternatives that are real, instead of that other fake shit.

@aral Agreed. Their problems are direct results of their core design.

@aral I can't get down with this, being the small-government guy I am.

@realcaseyrollins Oh, Facebook’s pretty big government actually. Ditto, Google, etc. They just happen to be monarchies where you don’t have a vote.

@aral I completely agree, but I'd go even a step further since so many companies start with a good incentive/purpose, but then end up as an entity that cares mainly about profits. "Don't be evil" was Googles Motto, Facebook wants to "connect the world" - so we have to look at what makes companies behave like that... that's why I love @trom so much, because it focuses on trade as the core problem. It's like a force that pushes people to lie/steal/cheat etc.
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