–Amazon advertises itself to customers as a 1-stop shop
–It makes its own brand way more prominent than the seller's
–Amazon doesn't even know the seller's identity in many cases!
Let's not forget: it's not just Airbnb. Standard operating procedure for platform companies is to let users and journalists do their dirty work for them.
–Privacy & disinfo on FB
–Product safety/quality control on Amazon
–Fraud on sharing platforms
–Worker/contractor rights across the board
If forced to internalize these costs, which platform co's would survive?
How much of disruption relies on lax regulation?