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CIGI's managing director of digital economy, Bob Fay, said the problem is that corporations know they can set rules to maximize profits without thinking about the interests of other players, including governments.
"We have these very large, very powerful, global companies that set their own rules, based on what's best for their own business model," said Fay.
"We've seen very recent examples of where these companies, based on their business models, have created substantive harm."
As well as the new Australian conflict that interfered with people's health and well-being, Fay specifically cites the use of social media to incite violent, anti-government action in the U.S. —...