Google, Facebook reportedly agreed to work together to fight antitrust probes

The law doesn’t love it when competitors promise to cooperate in certain ways.

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One the official recommendations by the House Subcommittee on Antitrust was for the government to mandate “interoperability features” among dominant online platforms, that would be an insurmountable win for the Fediverse by forcing Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, et al. to make their content available to the Fediverse. The cited study in the investigation found that 60% of surveyed Americans currently support mandating interoperability.

If you are eligible to vote in the US and want to help the Fediverse, then contact your representative and express support for interoperability. Very few constituents actually contact their representatives, so it does not take many voices to make a difference. You can be sure corporate lobbyists will be giving eloquent and persuasive arguments against interoperability, so please, help make sure your representatives hear from the people what will be best for the people.

Talk to friends and family about this too: “The Social Dilemma” is an excellent introduction to the consequences of exploitative tech monopolies. Federation is the most powerful way to break the monopolies and enable more humane innovation.

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