Antitrust Action against Facebook

Antitrust Action against Facebook

Zsolt Pálmai | 2019 | 2019E06 | 2019-12-19

Perhaps nothing complicates tackling the numerous issues with Facebook more than the fact that it is a free service. A simple thought experiment raises a series of questions that illuminate the complexity of the situation: imagine of the company were to charge a dollar for a month of use. Would that near-negligible but at least concrete monthly fee drastically change the way we approach the social media behemoth in terms of our expectations regarding, for example, data privacy, and the general value of the service that we expect to be provided in exchange for our money?