The Decentralists – Hot Topix: Trump Opens Pandora’s Box

When we said that Donald Trump was opening Pandora’s box by attempting to ban TikTok—we were right. This is having far-reaching ramifications. The EU’s privacy regulators are now holding Facebook to account over user data—this has Mark Zuckerberg threatening to leave Europe.

With the weaponization of social media, we are seeing more platforms being siloed according to geopolitical spheres of influence. If Facebook leaves Europe something else could take its place—and whatever that is, it might not be better. 

How much damage is Trump doing to the Internet?
Why is Mark Zuckerberg playing a game of chicken with the EU?
Is regulation the answer to lack of innovation?

Pandora’s Box is open—who knows what the future holds.