Video Duration 25 minutes 40 seconds
From: Counting the Cost

Is it time to break up Facebook’s monopoly?

While the $800bn social media giant faces pressure to curb hate speech and disinformation, it has also been accused of stifling competition.

For years now, Facebook has been accused of not doing enough to curb the spread of hate speech and disinformation, failing to regulate content that pushes everything from coronavirus conspiracies to holocaust denial to genocide.

It has also been accused of crushing the competition, through acquisitions, copycat products and throttling news content providers.

But the United States may file a lawsuit against Facebook for stifling competition.

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