If you’re just joining us, check out The Platform Wars (Part 1) and (Part 2). Since the last installment of this series, the platform formerly known as Twitter (now X!) has continued to transform. As discussed in part 1, new lock-in features, like required log in
Another facet of note here is regulatory capture of the US regulatory system by the US-based incumbents (Meta, Alphabet, X, etc.) versus TikTok. Given the power of lobbying and money in politics, is it totally impossible that TikTok/Byte Dance start to have more input on US policy? I don't think it is.