The Facebook comment service may spell the end of “trolling”—posting “willfully inflammatory, off-topic, or simply stupid remarks on blogs and other online forums.”
But the move also raises fears.
Facebook has already accumulated a remarkable amount of data—and not just about its users’ online, but their real-world activities: messages, pictures, calendars, likes and dislikes, even shopping.
Now it is adding their opinions too. The result is a giant step towards Facebook becoming, in effect, the repository of identity for much of the Internet. If governments did that, the result would be outrage.
Power, in any form, shouldn’t be centralized in any one entity.
h/t: THE ECONOMIST