29 Jan 2021

BMS ep 176: A Framework for Big Tech Censorship

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I don’t give a solution, but hopefully I show what it would look like.

One Response to “BMS ep 176: A Framework for Big Tech Censorship”

  1. Tel says:


    * The suit will be filed and publicly available this week. It will be filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

    * The causes of action under state law include unfair competition and false advertising.

    * The key remedy is injunctive relief (stop unfair/deceptive acts). We’re also seeking seven-figure monetary damages. The goal here is forcing honesty and clarity in policy application and enforcement.

    * Our broader point is that we are pro-business but anti-fraud. Facebook lured consumers and creators to spend money and provide data and views under the promise of not engaging in political, racial or religious bias in enforcing their policies, but they have done so both expressly and secretively, and hence, the suit.

    That all looks very reasonable to me. I like the “pro-business but anti-fraud” stance … it is necessary for any orderly market to have some kind of rules. Even the concept of property ownership itself implies the existence of rules.

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