Re: Company or state?
They're not "an extension of the CPC", they're trying to behave like good corporate citizens -- in the context of the society they live in. Nothing much more to say, really.
Except that we as a society seem to be regressing to our teenage years. No limits! You can't make me! Who are you to tell me what to do? Anything that pushes back against that is "brutal repression" or "the nanny state" or whatever. (There is a certain irony here because those that are loudest protesting this unwarranted state intrusion into their freedom invariably support causes and politics that directly impacts society's freedoms. But that's for another thread....)