I agree with you. I’m more of a libertarian myself and definitely believe the government should stay the hell out of people’s lives. But I also recognize that sometimes, big corporations can be more powerful than even governments if left unchecked and function as a quasi-government. We already see this with Facebook being able to regulate speech and to some extent begin to monopolize all Internet commerce and traffic.
For the reason, I think you have to ask why is it bad for governments to have more control and regulation, because with increased regulation, you stifle individual liberty for the “good of the collective”.
At this point, Facebook, in my opinion, is crushing individual liberty for all people everywhere, and if not stopped, will become more powerful than all governments combined.
True. But with the way things are going now, we could get hit any day now and we’re all out of business.
If the conversation becomes loud enough, people will expect more out of their politicians. In the US, I am personally excited that this may for once be an issue that brings everyone together - both liberals and conservatives as the likes of Elizabeth Warren and Ted Cruz have been openly talking of breaking up Facebook for awhile.