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Invigorating Competition in Social Networking: An Interoperability Remedy That Addresses Data Network Effects and Privacy Concerns

BY | June 15, 2021

The persistent dominance of Facebook has led many scholars and policymakers to generate proposals to invigorate competition in social networking. In this piece we address a remedy that has received…

The persistent dominance of Facebook has led many scholars and policymakers to generate proposals to invigorate competition in social networking. In this piece we address a remedy that has received renewed attention: interoperability. Prior proposals of interoperability have focused on eroding entry barriers that exist due to user-based network effects. We focus here on data-generated network effects: the more data Facebook acquires from its users, the more its AI algorithms can learn and improv

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