Against Jen Psaki’s National Social-Credit Scheme

Source: National Review
by Charles CW Cooke

“It can be easy to forget, but, in the space of just 20 years, we have gone seamlessly from Friendster to MySpace to Facebook. There is no good reason to assume that this is the endpoint of that evolution, or to believe that the benefits of government oversight will outweigh the flaws. Unless, that is, Jen Psaki were to get her way — in which case the existing model would need to be considerably rethought. Clearly, a company whose editorial decisions are being routinely manipulated and informed by the federal government can no longer be considered a purely ‘private’ actor, just as an industry whose players admit and reject customers on the basis of a single criterion on a single list cannot be regarded as meaningfully ‘competitive.'” (07/19/21)