"There is a strong chance #JacindaArdern could become the international face of the movement to constrain #SocialMedia, in much the same way her predecessor #DavidLange became the international face of the anti-nuclear movement in the 1980s."
Nuclear weapons (and even the waste from nuclear power) kill people in huge numbers, through catalysing systemic diseases like cancer. What does it tell us when people are comparing social media to this?
There is both a risk and an opportunity in the current political sabre-rattling against "social media" in multiple countries. The #DataFarms will attempt to capture any new regulation and twist it into anti-competitive forms that disproportionately target smaller players, and even non-commercial ones like most #fediverse instances (eg #Article13). But if we can educate politicians enough, they might begin dismantling the datafarming revenue model that gives #TheStacks their dominance (eg #GDPR).
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