Facebook has failings but this is not because it is new and unfamiliar technology. Its problems stem from a much older source of lies and mistakes: the vices of human beings.
Businesses come under political fire when they lose popular support. The increase in hostility to social networks has been both rapid and ironic.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has joined the chorus demanding more regulation of the net globally, but are UK proposals tantamount to imposing a press regulator by the back door?
Much of what people say about the need to control social media seems influenced by competition to be the center of attention.
Mark Zuckerberg has argued that connectivity should be treated as a human right. But what might be the legal basis for enforcing that right?