The AEI explores if "data portability" which would allow a user to own and move their social media information, similar to how a mobile phone customer owns their number, would create competition and curtail the encroachment of big technology companies. http://www.aei.org/publication/washington-vs-big-tech-should-you-own-all-your-social-network-data-an-aeideas-online-symposium/
Washington vs. Big Tech: Should you "own" all your social network data? An AEIdeas online symposium - AEI
In a provocative New York Times op-ed last June, the University of Chicago's Luigi Zingales and Guy Rolnik wrote about the "increasing monopolization of the technology industry" and offered a pro-competition policy solution other than the usual suspects of antitrust action or turning the big platform companies into heavily regulated utilities. To explore it further, I asked for the insights of experts both in and outside of AEI.