The Facebook Empire
Here’s a recent headline to ponder from the Beltway-buzzy Axios: “The sovereign state of Facebook vs. the world.”
The sovereign state of Facebook?
Did we miss something there? Did we miss that moment when Facebook became a country and joined the United Nations?
Axios was exaggerating, of course; Facebook is not a sovereign state (although it does plan to issue its own currency).
So yes, Facebook is huge and powerful, bidding to be a key partner in what’s become known as The Great Reset, the international reordering of world power, in favor of the powerful. As the article details:
Facebook’s 3 billion monthly active users, its mountain of money and its control over the flow of information all put the company on an equal footing with governments around the world — and, increasingly, it’s getting into fights with them.
Axios continues, “Facebook’s power alarms governments fearful