One of the greatest things about software is that it has (nearly) zero marginal costs allowing for immense scale since you can ignore physical boundaries, whether by harnessing Moores law or making it someone else’s problem since you don’t need inventory. Sadly, this means you also get to skimp on due dilligence, leading to a proliferation of scams, for instance:
- Apple App Store with its notorious review process rejects apps for benign reasons unless they have $5/day in app subscriptions, even promoting the app store.
- YouTube is fine with a worthless reaction channels who even dox others because they have a lot of views.
- Amazon can be littered with garbage at best and outright dangerous products at worst which they let slip buy because they still get their cut. It even insists on sending garbage even though you pick the supposedly legitimate “Shipped and sold by Amazon” option.
- Google is fine with scam ads on prominent search results.
- exTwitter lax moderation due to it’s “free speech” stance which allws one to peddle scams with a verified checkmark.
I say conspiracy theory because I don’t have the evidence to point to any nefarious intent by these companies. As it looks, it seems as if there’s no such thing as bad business to them. Then again, banks are like this too.