Harmeet Dhillon Appears on FBN’s ‘Making Money With Charles Payne’ To Discuss Facebook
According to Dhillon:
We had recent surveys by independent tech groups that have shown that the vast majority of conservatives are very uncomfortable at work because people like my client James Damore and Palmer Luckey and others at Silicon Valley companies are discriminated and even fired for their views this is prime example of it.
As a conservative I have mixed feelings about more regulation of our businesses. However, we have existing regulations in place that would cover a lot of these issues. For example in California, it is illegal under our labor laws to fire somebody for the political views, so what Facebook did in this case was illegal. They reached a settlement with Mr. Luckey. We have antitrust laws which can help with market concentration of advertising revenue and power that happens between these two companies. We have federal trade commission for unfair business practices. We have state laws for unfair business practices, fraud, theft of data, of consumers. So I would like to see prosecutors, I would like to see private entities, and I would like to see our federal government apply existing laws more stringently. The big thing that needs to be done is take a look at their immunity under Communications Decency Act, section 230, which allows these companies to do whatever they want, excuse it on the grounds they’re immune from liability because of that law. That needs to be looked up by the Congress.
As a realist, I will say it probably doesn’t look good. As an optimist, if over the next two years the Senate and perhaps even some liberals in the Congress, together with our president, take action to stop the overwhelming power and abuse of that power that these companies are wielding in the market, then yes I think we can see some positive changes. There are already by the way these companies trying to self-regulate themselves in an effort to avoid that regulation but in Europe, for example, they have already been significant wing-clipping going on there with regard to their abusive privacy violations.