• Ezra Klein: TikTok may be more dangerous than it looks

    10 days ago - By Bésame

    At the core of the frenzied interest in Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter is an intuition that I think is right: The major social media platforms are, in some hard-to-define way, essential to modern life. Call them town squares. Call them infrastructure. They exist in some nether region between public utility and private concern. They are too important to entrust to billionaires and businesses, but that makes them too dangerous to hand over to governments.
    We have not yet found a satisfying answer to the problem of their ownership and governance. But some arrangements are more worrying...
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