I agree with presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, the mayor from Indiana who wants to be our country’s next president. Or at least I agree with his statement at a CNN town hall meeting: “Antitrust law as we know it has begun to hit its limits with regulating tech companies.” Read the full post "Buttigieg, Sprint/T-Mobile, [...]
Facebook's efforts to develop an underwater data cable encircling Africa to deliver internet to the continent serve as an excellent example of why net neutrality regulations are misguided. Read "Facebook tells us why net neutrality regulation is a bad idea" on AEI.
The political pressures on Facebook and other large tech companies is immense, so developing strategies for placating critics is understandable. But if proposed regulations weaken competition in the social media marketplace, consumers and social media will be the worse for it. Read "To ‘protect’ Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg mimics AT&T in the 20th century" on AEI.
A recent study by the Federal Communications Commission's newly-formed Office of Economics and Analytics has found that agencies with functional economics units have higher-quality regulatory impact analyses - thus justifying the creation of the OEA. Read "Economists at the Federal Communications Commission study economists!" on AEI.
Will Facebook's recent move to give users more information about why they see content in their Newsfeed stave off regulation? Or have the economics of politics caught up with the company? Read "Facebook moves further back to the future" on AEI.