OP-ED: Yesterday’s outage made one thing clear – Facebook needs us a lot more than we need it
CapX – ICLE Director of Competition Policy Sam Bowman had an op-ed published in CapX about the Oct. 4 Facebook outage and what it tells about efforts on both sides of the Atlantic to break up Big Tech. You can read the full piece here.
When Facebook and its other services disappeared from the internet on Monday night, it seemed to confirm many people’s worst fears about the company. The outage, some said, demonstrated how indispensable Facebook had made itself to our lives – and hence, they argued, how important it was to regulate it or break it up.