Business Facebook fought to keep a trove of thousands of explosive internal documents and emails secret. They were just published online in full. -

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Exhibit 142 is Zuck and co basically admitting to illegal restraint of trade under the essential facilities doctrine. Basically, they added a policy of blocking competing messaging apps from advertising with Facebook ads ("neko", their app install advertising facility).

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More in exhibit 118, where they discuss removing access to identity services for WeChat and other potential competitors

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When FB datamined peoples phones, and no one cared ( FB still does ) .
I'm going to guess no one will care about FBs latest sh###ing the bed in 2 or 3 months .

Why the flying F### is FaceBook immune ? Everyone just accepts that a large corporation will sell your personal information to anyone for the right price ?
 
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Exhibit 142 is Zuck and co basically admitting to illegal restraint of trade under the essential facilities doctrine. Basically, they added a policy of blocking competing messaging apps from advertising with Facebook ads ("neko", their app install advertising facility).

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I admit I’m not a genius, especially with law, but could someone explain why this is illegal? I don’t see why a company should be forced to advertise a competitor on their platform. Isn’t that like saying NBC should have to advertise CSpan?

Also, holy shit. ‘Doug marked them as a lower competitive risk because he thought Mark wanted to buy it’? Something about the casualness of “hey, he might just want to buy one of the largest platofrms in the world, so let’s put them aside” is really disgusting.
 
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could someone explain why this is illegal? I don’t see why a company should be forced to advertise a competitor on their platform. Isn’t that like saying NBC should have to advertise CSpan?
It's an anti-monopoly thing. The idea being that Facebook is big enough that if they disallowed all of their competition from advertising with them there's no chance they'd ever have any serious competition. The same can't be said of NBC and CSpan.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong here but the whole thing is a theoretical problem? Nobody has actually decided for sure that they meet the criteria? I certainly don't know enough to comment on if they have.
 

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LOL THIS IS THE END OF FAKEBOOK!!1!

Or... the average user has such a disregard about the implications of using it as long as he gets to keep the dopamine drip that nothing will happen besides businessinsider.com getting a small jump in ad revenue.
 

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It's an anti-monopoly thing. The idea being that Facebook is big enough that if they disallowed all of their competition from advertising with them there's no chance they'd ever have any serious competition. The same can't be said of NBC and CSpan.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong here but the whole thing is a theoretical problem? Nobody has actually decided for sure that they meet the criteria? I certainly don't know enough to comment on if they have.
Yeah, it's something that is not a clear-cut "you can't do this", and is a sometimes-recognized exception to the general rule that businesses acting alone can decide with whom they will do business. It's something that enterprising attorneys general could take to court and make Facebook spend tens of millions of dollars defending the practice, but it's not something they'd very likely win on the merits.
 
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It's an anti-monopoly thing. The idea being that Facebook is big enough that if they disallowed all of their competition from advertising with them there's no chance they'd ever have any serious competition. The same can't be said of NBC and CSpan.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong here but the whole thing is a theoretical problem? Nobody has actually decided for sure that they meet the criteria? I certainly don't know enough to comment on if they have.
No one has said as such, but everytime a news story like this breaks everyone over at Facebook gets really worried that the government might want to take a look and see if they qualify.

Same for Google/Youtube as well.
 

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Facebook owns three incredibly large social media platforms. Name a serious competitor to Facebook, Instagram or WhatsApp. Same with twatter or google search. They control over 90% of social media and search.

Facebook and google need to be broken up. I wish we could force people to wake up and stop using FB altogether but it’s easier to have government intervention.
 
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