Breaking Up Facebook Isn't Enough

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Ian Bogost, a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Literature, Media, and Communication, recently wrote an article entitled “Breaking Up Facebook Isn't Enough” for The Atlantic. Bogost was interviewed on the same topic for KCRW.

Here's an excerpt:

In an explosive opinion piece published today in The New York Times, Chris Hughes, a Facebook co-founder and Mark Zuckerberg’s former Harvard roommate, called for the government to break up the social-media company. “I haven’t worked at the company in a decade,” Hughes wrote, “But I feel a sense of anger and responsibility.”

That’s a nice gesture, and Hughes, now a co-founder of a basic-income collective, puts forth some worthy ideas that tech entrepreneurs, even lapsed ones, rarely embrace. But the gesture is still more rhetorical than actionable, and it doesn’t go nearly far enough into specifics about how to dismantle a company he calls a dangerous monopoly.

Read the full story here.

The School of Literature, Media, and Communication is a unit of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

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Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, School of Literature, Media, and Communication

Policy, Social Sciences, and Liberal Arts
Ian Bogost, Facebook, The Atlantic
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  • Created On: May 13, 2019 - 3:10pm
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