@freakazoid The key word here is "targeted". That's the part that involves user tracking.
@freakazoid I do have thoughts on the purpose of government and regulation, but I get the sense you're not actually interested in hearing them right now. :-P
@varx I am. I was just trying to snarkily point out the importance of rule of law.
@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.
@freakazoid If they're targeting a specific corporation for a different reason and come up with an unrelated law as an indirect attack on the company, yeah, that's a rule of law problem.
@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.
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