Why Do So Many People Rely On Facebook For Communications, Given Its Arbitrary Removal Process?
from the questionable-platform-reliance dept
Leaving aside the question of exaggerated political speech, this raises the same question that we've wondered in the past: why do so many people rely on closed platforms today, that allow somewhat arbitrary removal of speech? While Facebook eventually admitted its error, this is hardly the first such case of Facebook deciding what you can or cannot talk about. That's a tremendously powerful position that Facebook's users have granted to Facebook in making it their communications platform of choice. Many people will say that this is "the price" that people pay to be on a platform where everyone else is -- and that the convenience of Facebook outweighs such costs. But it's also why so many people are a bit nervous about Facebook these days.