Prediction 2021: Autonomy of Social Networks
Massive disinformation campaigns, privacy compromises, and allegations of anti-competitive behavior are threatening the autonomy of social networks. Rather than being a neutral conduit, these networks are now being recognized as publishers with editorial power.
International market, legislative and regulatory forces are going to combine to make the networks take responsibility for the hosting of damaging content.
Social networks are going to have to demonstrate effective monitoring control mechanisms no later than late 2023 to forestall legislative regulatory actions.