Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., October 5, 2021. (Jabin Botsford/Pool via Reuters) The populist Right’s infatuation with slaying the Facebook dragon is asinine. The government is not going to remedy what’s wrong with our culture.
NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE S hould we outlaw the telephone, too . . . or at least put progressives in charge of what we’re allowed to discuss on it? Or maybe we should shut down the encyclopedia business . . . after all, some of the information in those tomes could really upset teenagers.
Absurd, I know. But we live in an age when what was absurd a nanosecond ago becomes mandatory.
The question of suppressing the instrumentalities that facilitate communication in a free society presses thanks to the star turn of Frances Haugen, the so-called Facebook Whistleblower.
Ms. Haugen was the unnamed principal source for a series …
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