Facebook, as Big Tobacco for ‘the next billion’

by reestheskin on 11/05/2018

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Exactly in the same way that Big Tobacco has been free to fill the lungs of Asian of African populations, with little interference from local health administrations, Facebook will have a free hand to lock up these markets. (If you find my comparison with the tobacco industry exaggerated, just ask the Rohingyas or people in the Philippines about the toxicity of Facebook to democracy — or read this Bloomberg Business Week piece, “What happens when the government uses Facebook as a weapon?)

Mark Zuckerberg’s long game: the next billion – Monday Note