"Facebook's "apology" is nothing but a cynical attempt to stem public anger...the kind of anger that might cause governments to act against it."
lol no reasonable government will act over this
"Until an aggrieved party can access an appeal process in a reasonable time and get ridiculous situations like this taken care of promptly, Facebook remains an irresponsible gate-keeper, and its apology remains a fraud."
I agree Facebook is an irresponsible gate-keeper
"We'll leave for another day the fact that Facebook is inflicting its prissy, Puritanical standards on the rest of the world. And no, the argument that "you can always stop using it" doesn't apply. It has occupied its niche in the internet's ecology completely, leaving no reasonable alternative. Practically speaking, it is a monopoly."
Lol no it is not a monopoly, you are here are you not?
Anyone can steal technology it is what it is, what you cant do is steal trillions of dollars of infrastructure. Its just physically impossible The use military strategically planned for critical elements of the internet's infrastructure to be located within the U.S. for the explicit reason of maintaining control despite jackasses from elsewhere whining.
Literally go build the internet over again. Try. I dare you. I don't give a fuck whatever nation you are part of. Hell even the whole EU could try and no one would give a slightest fuck. Your idea of internet freedom simply does not matter. You do not control it and do not have enough influence to create a new one. So your opinion is worthless.
Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth. -- Nero Wolfe