Reports of Facebook's Immortality Are Greatly Exaggerated
Last month Elon Musk, the world's richest man, made good on his long-postponed pledge to purchase Twitter. Musk's initial offer in April renewed bipartisan criticism of tech companies. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D–Mass.) blasted the proposal as "dangerous for our democracy" and called for "strong rules to hold Big Tech accountable."
The episode evokes the many calls over the years to rein in Facebook, one of the other giants of Big Tech. With that in mind, it's worth revisiting some of those doom-and-gloom prognostications and seeing how things turned out.