The identification and measurement of market power and entry barriers, and the evaluation of collusive, exclusionary, or predatory conduct or conduct violating FTC-enforced consumer protection statutes, in markets featuring "platform" businesses #FTC-2018

Submission Number:
FTC-2018-0050-D-0025
Commenter:
Cathy Gardino
State:
Colorado
Initiative Name:
The identification and measurement of market power and entry barriers, and the evaluation of collusive, exclusionary, or predatory conduct or conduct violating FTC-enforced consumer protection statutes, in markets featuring "platform" businesses
We need an Internet Bill of Rights for the consumer/user... We have been given the car and the keys. We know how to drive it at 90 mph... BUT, we do not take the time to read any of the owners manuals. We need protections for the end users. Protections against data gathering and sale. You should be paying us for our data. Meter your sites! Privacy should be protected as well. Freedom of Speech, but not terrorist speech. NO Shaddow Banning or Facebook Jail. It should be simple and we should all have the right to opt in or our of any or all of it. I am a retired grandma that has been called every name in the book for being a Conservative and a Christian but those insults go unheard while the left shows video of murder and bomb building... LUDICRIOUS! Standards need to be set and enforced. Language should be carefully monitored to insist on debate and logical discourse rather than on name calling and insults. Freedom to speak is not freedom to insult and disparage. Freedom to assemble peacefully is not freedom to riot. These are the simple fixes that would make everything better instantly. Just some basic manners and standards. Thank you, Cathy Gardino