It is not accidental, nor incidental, that Facebook, the world’s largest social media site and most dangerous censor is in the (Congressional) hot seat. Not only that, the court of (western) public opinion is starting to take notice, irrespective that a smattering of tech giants find themselves in similar cross hairs. Regardless, the fact remains that Facebook, the undisputed social media superstar, enjoys a targeted status all of its own – deservedly so.
For all practical purposes, it has become the de facto Internet since nearly every site connects to it. With that size comes great power – the power to lift up and the power to destroy.
In this regard, it wasn’t until reports started circulating that Facebook was used as a vehicle for Russia’s meddling into the 2016 electoral process that Congress stepped in and took notice. But never