It’s easy to tell.
- More internet regulations mean that only the big companies have enough rent value/ resources to comply with. New competitors may hardly have the abilities to follow the rules, which could be wiped out by laws but not by competitions.
- Massively global regulations on the social-network markets require a lot of people who are familiar with such industries. People from Facebook would inevitably be part of the rule makers. As one of them, the monopoly power of Facebook will be raised.
- Nonetheless, it could be impossible to get so many complex things done in a short period, Zuckerberg still has and enjoys the new and positive PR image.
Zuckerberg is smart that he re-direct the competition from the market into the political rent-seeking area by claiming that he wants to protect the users or the privacy.