Today the FAANG companies lost a net worth of almost $50 billion. They incurred permanent damage to their reputations and future business. Incurred legal liabilities. And they drew regulatory attention to unethical business practices they've had in place for years.
What did they get in return? They shut Donald Trump up for 3 or 4 days. Apparently he's back up on Clouthub.com now.
I've been on the Internet since 1988. At that time, there were a few million users and I imagine many have died off by now so there's not many of us left. But we had an understanding of the original design criteria:
"Aside from the top-level goals of DARPA, there are secondary goals that define >“effective”, from the top level goal. Most notably, they were listed by priority starting with the most important. Because the design was for a military context, survivability was the first goal and accountability as the last goal."
Trump exposed the hubris of the FAANG companies and associated industry, which apparently is his true talent in life. I'm not traditionally religious but the Bible does have some good ideas, like:
"Let He Who Is Without Sin Cast the First Stone"
"Do To Others As You Would Have Them Do To You.
but of course, our High Tech masters are morally superior to us because they care very very very deeply about little brown children in some country they saw on television. Oh, wait. We don't talk about little brown children anymore, do we?