Publishers should trust Facebook like drivers should trust Uber

Publishers relying on Facebook are starting to look like drivers who keep trusting Uber to make their lives better, writes Sarah Lacy. The aggrieved parties argue that Uber would be nothing without drivers. Many publishers could argue without news and sharing of content that isn’t just your friends’ and family’s baby photos, and Facebook would be smaller with less engagement. But Uber has made clear it wants wages as low as possible and eventually wants no drivers at all. Facebook has been similarly clear with its platform time and time again — it exists only to benefit their business.