Big Data Committee Blasts Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryle Sandberg For Ignoring Parliament's Subpoena
"...Jim Balsillie, the former chief executive of Research in Motion, which invented the Blackberry smartphone, testified earlier Tuesday that a 'toxic' social media business model is a threat to democracy.
'By displacing the print and broadcast media in influencing public opinion, technology is becoming the new fourth estate. In our system of checks and balances, this makes technology co-equal with the executive, the legislature and the judiciary,' he said. 'Social media's toxicity is not a bug -- it's a feature..."