Techdirt Podcast Episode 212: Breaking Facebook, With Mike Godwin And David Kaye

from the facing-the-book dept

The topic of what (if anything) to do with Facebook was hardly fading from public discourse anyway, but it received a bump when co-founder Chris Hughes called for the company to be broken up. This week, we've got two returning guests on the podcast with plenty to say on the subject — UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression David Kaye, and famed internet lawyer Mike Godwin — to discuss the many sides of the Facebook question.

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Filed Under: david kaye, mike godwin, regulation, social media
Companies: facebook


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    CLEANnotech, 21 May 2019 @ 1:51pm

    fakebook

    Asking if fakebook shall be broken is like asking if the USSR should have continued to exist: nonsense!

    fakebook, like twitter, apple and the likes are fascist totalitarian tech monopolies or trusts that should be broken for 2 main reasons:

    1/ Monopolies and anti trust laws should be applied it's obvious
    2/ The destruction of free speech and the silencing of any other opinions than the ultra limited ones hold by sucker berg, shitcook and dorkey the dork should be once and for all stopped

    All the rest is literature.

    fakebook, google and other gestapo like tools have been created for one purpose only: global surveillance and control.

    They are building a dictatorship 10 times worse than nazism and communism added together.

    They are weapons of mass enslavement and the braindead pricks who keep using them and believe they use free tools and can express themselves freely just condone these fascists corps.

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      Mike Masnick (profile), 21 May 2019 @ 2:02pm

      Re: fakebook

      1/ Monopolies and anti trust laws should be applied it's obvious

      This is not an argument. At best it's a tautology.

      2/ The destruction of free speech and the silencing of any other opinions than the ultra limited ones hold by sucker berg, shitcook and dorkey the dork should be once and for all stopped

      This is not an argument. This is a weird confusion about what free speech means, combined with ad hominems.

      Care to try again?

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    bob, 21 May 2019 @ 3:06pm

    self-Godwin-ing

    Godwin is going to be on you say? I did Nazis that coming.

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