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Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Best of the Web Today

This column is holding out hope that demands from consumers rather than diktats from bureaucrats will chart the future of social media. But a bipartisan Beltway deal could turn a backwater federal agency into the Internet regulator for the 21st century. It would likely treat the customer far worse than any hoodie-wearing genius.

The alternative is an open market in which consumers are still free to decide whether the benefits of a particular product are worth trading away their personal information. This week brings more news suggesting that users and potential users may be sending a message to the giants of the industry that it’s time to reset the bargain.

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