...when your product is a fungible good, and when your product is words.
@AshaRangappa_ compares social media companies to Big Tobacco, in that they profit off things that are bad for the public good. She notes that tobacco companies were hit hard by lawsuits for deceptive practices. #TribFest22— Robert Downen (blue check mark) (@RobertDownen_) September 24, 2022
Saturday, September 24, 2022
The Difference Between…
There’s also the question of measurable harm. Cancer and heart disease are easier to identify, quantify, and establish causation. Ideas? Like “danger to democracy” or “threat to the republic”? The left says that’s the right, the right blames the left. We could (finally) connect cancer to tobacco. We can’t even decide what the problem is, much less establish a necessary connection between cause and effect; not in a civil suit, anyway.
Posted by Rmj at 6:47 PM