Bhaskar Chakravorti in The Conversation – “Facebook at 15: It’s not all bad, but now it must be good”

Facebook at 15: It’s not all bad, but now it must be good

Yet as a scholar of digital technologies and their effects on society – and even though I am not on Facebook – I worry that public perception has become overly critical of Facebook. It’s true that the company has been behaving like many 15-year-old adolescents, acting irresponsibly and selfishly, and making endless promises to do better, at least until the next mess is uncovered. However, as talk grows of fines and regulations, it’s worth remembering there is such a thing as overregulation, which would respond to the urgency and charged political climate of the current moment but hurt the public interest in the long run.

Read the full piece from Dean Chakravorti in The Conversation