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Silicon Valley veteran Roger McNamee argues for tightening government regulation of Facebook and other social media platforms. He maintains that Facebook’s ad-based business model erodes privacy, threatens democracy and degrades “public discourse.” He writes that Facebook was a conduit for Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election and a tool of violence against minorities in Myanmar and Sri Lanka. Now, he reports, since Facebook avoided price-based antitrust prosecution, it appears unimpeded by regulatory constraints. McNamee’s alarming account will intrigue readers who wonder if social media is a public threat and, if so, how society and policymakers should respond.
About the Author
Roger McNamee co-founded successful venture, crossover and private equity funds during his 34-year career as a Silicon Valley investor.