The New York Times revealed last week that Facebook executives withheld evidence of Russian activity on the Facebook platform far longer than previously disclosed. They also employed a political opposition research firm to discredit critics.
There's a larger story here.
America's Gilded Age of the late 19th century began with a raft of innovations -- railroads, steel production, oil extraction -- but culminated in mammoth trusts owned by "robber barons" who used their wealth and power to drive out competitors and corrupt American politics.
We're now in a second Gilded Age -- ushered in by semiconductors, software and the internet -- that has spawned a handful...