Has Facebook become too powerful? | Al Jazeera Inside Story

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For six hours on Monday, billions of people around the world could not use Facebook, Instagram or Whatsapp to communicate. Facebook blamed a technical glitch for one of its worst outages in years. It is the company's latest headache, after a former employee accused it of putting profits ahead of safety concerns. So, has Facebook become too powerful? And are we too reliant on social media?

Presenter: Adrian Finighan

Guests: Estelle Massé - Europe Legislative Manager and Global Data Protection Lead, AccessNow.

Alp Toker - Founder of Internet monitoring organization NetBlocks.

Catalina Goanta - Assistant Professor in Private Law, Maastricht University. 

Period5 Oct 2021

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