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6 September 2021

If Anti-trust Laws, Content Controls & Regulations can’t fix Facebook – What can?

The Biden administration in the US is signaling its intention to update anti-trust regulations by appointing hot shot anti-trust lawyers to run the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the National Economic Council and the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. But will it be enough?

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31 August 2021

No Fans for You!

OnlyFans was founded in 2016 as an online social network allowing ‘digital creatives’ to build an audience and monetize directly with their ‘Fans’. In theory this was a wonderful idea that I have supported for years. In practice however, OnlyFans has grown to 120 million subscribers by hosting – almost exclusively – ‘pay-for-play’ pornography.

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17 August 2021

Planet Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that he wants Facebook to become an online ‘metaverse’. He literally wants you to live, work and play on Facebook. I guess owning everyone’s social life isn’t enough for Zuck, and I suppose a net worth of $128 Billion isn’t enough either.

Are you as tired as I am hearing these multi-hundred billionaires telling the world just how great they are going to make our lives?

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29 July 2021

The Decentralists – Hot Topix: Under the Influence

On this episode we talk about Identity and Influence online.

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22 June 2021

CanCon Comes to Social Media: Did the Canadian Government Just Make a Colossal Mistake?

Today, the Government of Canada amended the Broadcasting Act to account for the rise in Internet video and digital media, with a special focus on streaming services like Netflix. Referred to as Bill C-10, this revision seeks to compel streaming platforms to follow the same regulatory obligations as cable TV providers.

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13 April 2021

Are You Facebook’s Latest Victim?

Already a source for conspiracy theories and fake news, Facebook is perceived as having one of the worst brand reputations in America.

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8 April 2021

The Decentralists – Hot Topix: Facebook Loses Face…Again

Should we keep trusting Facebook with our personal information or are we—to paraphrase 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg, “dumb f*cks” for placing faith in the social network

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