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Facebook co-founder says it’s ‘time to break up’ the social media giant in scathing op-ed

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has called for the break-up of the social media behemoth and lamented the “staggering” and “unchecked” power of CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a lengthy and searing oped.

Hughes co-founded Facebook with Zuckerberg in a Harvard dorm room in 2004 and watched “in awe” as the company grew over the last 15 years — but said he now feels a “sense of anger and responsibility” about how all-powerful and out-of-control the social media giant has become.

Lashing out at the company, Hughes wrote in a piece published by the New York Times that Zuckerberg’s power and influence goes “far beyond that of anyone else in the private sector or in government.”


In response to a recent op-ed by a Facebook co-founder calling for the company’s breakup, the social media giant has come out with a counter-offer: why doesn’t the government regulate the internet?

“Facebook accepts that with success comes accountability,” Nick Clegg, the company’s head of global affairs, said in a statement to media, adding that “you don’t enforce accountability by calling for the break up of a successful American company.”

Clegg then suggested the “introduction of new rules for the internet,” adding that it’s “exactly” what CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been asking for.

Well would you look at that! A 360° turn of events 😂😂😂😂😂🤔🤔🤔🤔


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Can’t wait for the fireworks to begin. Great work for WE the people @RepMattGaetz. Please keep working to put an end to Google/YouTube/Facebook/Twitter censorship as well. Texas has the right idea…
Texas bill would allow state to sue social media Co’s:


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Facebook mishandled phone numbers, facial recognition, FTC to reportedly allege

The agency will share its concerns along with a settlement with the social media giant, according to The Washington Post.

JULY 23, 2019 1:29 PM

Facebook misled users about how it handled their phone numbers and gave insufficient information about a photo tagging tool, the Federal Trade Commission will reportedly allege in a complaint. The complaint will go along with a settlement the FTC reached with the social media giant last week, according to a Tuesday report by The Washington Post.

In the complaint, regulators express concern with Facebook’s previous use of two-factor authentication, which provides users with a one-time password via text when they log on to the platform. Some advertisers were able to target Facebook users who added that contact information, perhaps without the users’ knowledge, people familiar with the matter told the Post.

The FTC will also reportedly allege that Facebook didn’t provide enough information to users about being able to turn off a tool for identifying and suggesting photo tags.

Sources told the Post they expect the FTC’s complaint and settlement with Facebook to be announced Wednesday. As part of the settlement, Facebook will reportedly be fined a record-setting $5 billion for its alleged privacy mishaps.

The FTC began investigating Facebook last year following revelations that Cambridge Analytica, a UK political consultancy, accessed data from as many as 87 million Facebook users without their permission. The agency is looking into whether Facebook violated an agreement with the US government in which it pledged to improve its privacy practices.

The FTC declined to comment. Facebook didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.



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Justice Department Reviewing the Practices of Market-Leading Online Platforms

The Department of Justice announced today that the Department’s Antitrust Division is reviewing whether and how market-leading online platforms have achieved market power and are engaging in practices that have reduced competition, stifled innovation, or otherwise harmed consumers.

The Department’s review will consider the widespread concerns that consumers, businesses, and entrepreneurs have expressed about search, social media, and some retail services online.

The Department’s Antitrust Division is conferring with and seeking information from the public, including industry participants who have direct insight into competition in online platforms, as well as others.

“Without the discipline of meaningful market-based competition, digital platforms may act in ways that are not responsive to consumer demands,” said Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Antitrust Division. “The Department’s antitrust review will explore these important issues.”

search – GOOGLE

social media – FACEBOOK, TWITTER

some retail services – AMAZON