Facebook Founding Member Echoes Elizabeth Warren in Breakup Plea
Democrat Elizabeth Warren has an unlikely ally in her fight against big tech. | Source: (i) Shutterstock (ii) Shutterstock; Edited by CCN
By CCN: Those calling for the breakup of Facebook got some support from an unexpected player. Chris Hughes, the co-founder of the social media platform, expressed views in line with presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
In an opinion piece published Thursday by The New York Times, Chris Hughes charged that CEO Mark Zuckerberg has “unchecked power.” He wrote that the Facebook CEO’s influence goes “far beyond that of anyone else in the private sector or in government.”
Chris Hughes is right. Today’s big tech companies have too much power—over our economy, our society, & our democracy. They’ve bulldozed competition, used our private info for profit, hurt small businesses & stifled innovation. It’s time to #BreakUpBigTech. https://t.co/rZMftEwlkN
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) May 9, 2019
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Hughes helped with the Facebook launch from a Harvard dorm room 15 years ago. Over the years, he’s kept an eye on the company and doesn’t like how it’s gone about growing to be the world’s largest social media program.
What’s striking to me about Chris Hughes’ op-ed isn’t just his call to break up Facebook, but the way he describes Mark Zuckerberg as a singular threat to America https://t.co/zkejcPRnMj pic.twitter.com/SHhORzWFDq
— David Uberti (@DavidUberti) May 9,