Lawsuit against Facebook to end its illegal monopoly

If you want to compare this to a case from US History, AT&T breakup is a
much more relevant and recent case.

On Wed, Dec 9, 2020 at 11:59 PM Ali Hussein via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Alice
>
> Thanks for sharing. This lawsuit recommends the break up of Facebook.
>
> My humble opinion below.
>
> These are extreme measures by lazy Policy Makers and Regulators who have a
> political ax to grind.
>
> History has shown that breaking up companies is not a solution. The
> breakup of Standard Oil in 1911 should have taught everyone a lesson. The
> solution is Policy and Regulatory interventions that stop companies from
> behaving like it’s the Wild Wild West. Here are a few thoughts:-
>
> (1) Stop acquisitions that create unholy moats around companies.
> (2) Heavy fines for misbehaving in the marketplace. Like the Kill Zones
> <www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2018-11-07/big-tech-sets-up-a-kill-zone-for-industry-upstarts>
> for startups that Big Tech has created. Heavy fines that would impact their
> balance sheets. ile iwe funzo, not a few billion dollars that amount to a
> rounding error in their balance sheets.
> (3) Ban executives who misbehave from ever working in the industry again.
> (4) Initiatives to limit State Capture by these corporations.
>
> My two cowrie shells.
>
> *Ali Hussein*
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> On Thu, Dec 10, 2020 at 12:49 AM Alice Munyua via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
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>> Very interesting case
>>
>> www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/cases/1910134fbcomplaint.pdf
>>
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