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Breaking up Facebook may not solve its greatest harms

Vass Bednar comments on a suit brought forward against Facebook Inc. to challenge the social-media giant’s “unchecked power over personal data and social interactions.”

Dec 14, 2020

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed suit against Facebook in tandem with 48 attorneys-general last week to challenge the social-media giant’s “unchecked power over personal data and social interactions.” The bold and strategically co-ordinated move was made in response to the FTC technology enforcement division’s investigation of concerns about a single company controlling how we access information globally.

This case could permanently change the internet, but will the average person notice?

Read the full article on the Globe and Mail

Vass Bednar is the executive director of McMaster University’s master of public policy in digital society program.