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A Law & Economics Approach to Social Media Regulation

BY | February 22, 2024

The thesis of this essay is that policymakers must consider what the nature of social media companies as multisided platforms means for regulation. The balance struck by social media companies…

The thesis of this essay is that policymakers must consider what the nature of social media companies as multisided platforms means for regulation. The balance struck by social media companies acting in response to the incentives they face in the market could be upset by regulation that favors the interests of some users over others. Promoting the use of technological and practical means to avoid perceived harms by users themselves would preserve the benefits of social media to society without t

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