Quite what the problem Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has with Facebook should be obvious She’s very good indeed at using Twitter to appeal to the masses over and around the mainstream media. Other people are equally good at doing so using Facebook.
The problem AOC has with Facebook is that she doesn’t agree with those who use Facebook. Therefore Facebook shouldn’t exist in its current form.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) suggested that democracy in the US “has a Facebook problem” after the company pulled ads last night that called for tech giants, including Facebook, to be broken up. The ads, which were later restored, were placed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) presidential campaign over the weekend. A growing chorus of lawmakers is calling for regulators and representatives to rethink how they enforce the country’s antitrust laws, especially on big tech companies like Facebook and Google, which were formerly the golden children of the US economy.
This announcement was, of course, made upon Twitter.
Just because a monopoly business happens to be online, that doesn’t mean it’s good.
Facebook may have its own problems, but it’s increasingly starting to look like our society (namely, our democracy) has a Facebook problem. https://t.co/AjWeAf2BY3
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) 12 March 2019
You know, that Twitter that the one company, Twitter, has a monopoly on. But AOC’s good at using that so that’s OK.
You think I jest? Am biased? How much of this do you think we’d be seeing if Hillary had used Facebook better than the Bad Orange Man and thus become President?