@thamesynne I don't fully agree. While the idea behind the law is good, even experts have no idea how to comply with a great deal of it. If the pundits talking about it actually knew how to comply, they could make a lot more money as lawyers, because the lawyers sure don't.
@freakazoid Ah, OK.
Basically, I'm fine with a government passing laws to try to shut down a corporation if the lawmakers think that their *business model* is harmful to civil society. I think that fits perfectly fine with rule of law. Laws generally aren't made until there's a specific instance of a problematic behavior to provoke it; Facebook certainly would serve as an example of that.
@varx Right, which is why the requirements for generality and universality are so important. If one can't come up with a law that puts a company you think is bad out of business that is general and universal without also harming a bunch of other companies one thinks aren't bad, it's time to rethink one's ideas about good and bad.