The Wall Street Journal’s Facebook Files and subsequent revelations made by the whistle-blower Frances Haugen have documented many online harms present on Facebook’s various platforms based on its own internal research.
In this episode, Prateek Waghre and Sapni GK join Rohan Seth to unpack the revelations and what a news cycle involving large technology companies looks like.
Read Takshashila’s Working Paper on Categorisation of Harms attributed to DCNs here.
Read the Facebook Files (paywall) here.
Read details about the whistleblower’s complaint to the U.S. S.E.C here.
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In a renewed antitrust lawsuit against Facebook, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has alleged that Facebook used anticompetitive acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp to further its monopoly power. It also alleges that Facebook unfairly blocked rivals from accessing its application programming interface, or API. Rohan Seth talks to Sapni G Krishna and Prateek Waghre about the lawsuit and what it could mean for Facebook.
Link to the paper by Prateek Waghre and Vishal Ramprasad: https://takshashila.org.in/takshashila-working-paper-governance-of-dcns-i-categorisation-of-harms/
Link to a previous episode talking about FTC’s suit against Facebook: https://ivmpodcasts.com/all-things-policy-episode-list/2020/12/16/ep-477-is-the-ftc-suit-against-facebook-fair
Whatsapp and Facebook have filed a petition against the Union Government challenging the traceability requirements in the Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code notified on February 25, 2021. Suchir Kalra and Atish Padhy join Prateek Waghre to discuss the possible outcomes and their consequences on the market.
Link to the document: https://takshashila.org.in/economic-implications-of-whatsapps-lawsuit-against-the-government-of-india/
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