Wednesday June 3, 2020

Just like Standard Oil was broken up, regulators need to break up Facebook and Google

If you think it cannot be done, history shows it can, and was done to companies much bigger and more powerful than the two digital giants

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
15th April, 2018
2
Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, listens during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing in Washington, DC last Wednesday Picture: Bloomberg

The word trust has had an interesting journey over the last century and a half.

We all know the primary meaning of trust; it’s to have confidence in something, to have faith in it, and to consequently rely on it.

But trust also has a second meaning – which arose out of the first – which refers to a legal arrangement in which a person holds a property or some other asset as...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

The way we did business a few months ago may never return – so the opportunity is to make changes that will both aid recovery and set us up well for our new futures

Tom Maguire | 1 month ago

What’s coming up today and what you might have missed

Hannah O’Brien | 5 months ago