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Facebook's Co-Founder Says It's Time To Break Up The Social Media Giant

Since the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke, Facebook has faced increasing scrutiny from both the government and the public over its privacy violations and more. Most of the time, people associate Facebook with its current CEO Mark Zuckerberg, but he wasn’t alone in creating it. Now, in an op-ed published in the New York Times , Chris Hughes — one of Facebook’s co-founders — is calling for the company to be broken up. “FB has become too big and too powerful, and it’s part of a trend in our economy of an increasing concentration of corporate power,” Hughes tweeted . “We can fix this: break the company up and regulate it.” Within the op-ed, Hughes notes that Zuckerberg’s influence is “staggering” and “far beyond that of anyone else in the private sector or in government.” In his piece, Hughes focuses on Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram and WhatsApp, noting that Zuckerberg controls three core communication platforms used by billions of people every day. To Hughes, Facebook has...

May 9, 2019