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The Decline and Fall of the Zuckerberg Empire

Do we need Facebook? Mark Zuckerberg isn’t the first person in human history to draw inspiration from Augustus Caesar, the founder of the Roman Empire, but he’s one of a very few for whom the lessons of Augustus’s reign have a concrete urgency. Both men, after all, built international empires …

Opinion | Benny Tai Yiu-ting: Hong Kong Isn’t What It Was, Nor What It’s Supposed to Be – The New York Times

HONG KONG — For years, this city was neither genuinely democratic nor entirely authoritarian. Its politics had both democratic and authoritarian elements, though on balance those were more democratic than authoritarian. Hong Kong’s “one country, two systems” arrangement with the Chinese government in Beijing afforded it a high degree of …

Embattled and in over his head, Mark Zuckerberg should — at least — step down as Facebook chairman – The Washington Post

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg once set out a bit of digital-world wisdom that became his company’s informal motto: “Move fast and break things.” After the past week’s developments, the 34-year-old should declare mission accomplished — and find something else to do for the next few decades. Because he’s shown that …