What’s the solution, then? The obviously partisan tactics of social media titans, privately-owned or not, are not only controlling information flow, but they are actively shaping public discourse — something they can do by choosing to promote certain stories, ban others...
...tamp down on responses / corrections, and deny those looking for information access to, for example, DeSantis talking about the science behind Covid restrictions with a panel of medical experts.

More, it can be used to amplify pressure on certain businesses, or by ...
...businesses like Amazon or MLB, eg., to influence the legislation supported by voters and legislatures by threatening states — always those with R Governors — with the loss of hundreds of millions in revenue.

If there’s a better solution, let us know. But doing nothing...
...of import or impact while hiding behind the TruCon canard about the main aggregators and disseminators of info in our country being privately owned and therefore allowed to shape our narratives by putting a huge thumb on the scale of what the public is told (while hiding ..
...factual and corrective rejoinders), makes the operation of a political system predicated on an informed electorate impossible.

16 or so years back a major liberal media figure admitted candidly that the press was good for about 15% added to Dem vote totals. What do you...
...think that percentage is now, as even the pretense of objectivity has been surrendered, and “private” big tech — some of whose execs have now moved into govt in the Biden administration — are effectively an arm of the Dem party?

Private businesses allying w a single...
...political party to drive that party’s agenda — not through lobbying or financial support but rather by directly manipulating information, and having the coordinated power to crush dissent — is fascism. It’s the final stage in Bellamy’s Looking Backward before Marxist paradise.
The thing is, it’s the stage in most authoritarian socialist countries where the dialectic is halted; pols and major multinational corporations control you, control wealth, and solidify one party power.

Bellamy wrote it as a Utopia. The 20th century proved him disastrously...
...wrong.

So again I ask: what is the solution?

Are these monopolies? And if so, how do we go about busting them?

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