How to break up the Facebook monopoly: “What we really need is data portability, social network portability, and interoperability just like we did with telecommunications, just like we did with instant messaging.”
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Sinan Aral, a professor of management, IT, marketing, and data science at MIT joins Scott to discuss his new book, “The Hype Machine: How Social Media Disrupts Our Elections, Our Economy, and Our Health—and How We Must Adapt.” We also find out why Sinan does not think antitrust is the right way to go after Facebook and his thoughts on data portability. Follow Sinan on Twitter, @sinanaral, and check out his book here.
Scott opens with his thoughts on Apple releasing 5G phones and Disney’s decision to double down on streaming.
This week’s Office Hours: why retailers engage in unfair partnerships, why Scott is bullish on coworking space, and what to consider when funding a startup.
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