Why is Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes saying it’s time to break up the company? He explains in this video op-ed. pic.twitter.com/mrAuP3QXzE— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) May 9, 2019
I’m calling for breaking up @Facebook in an essay in the @nytimes. 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. We can fix this: break the company up and regulate it. https://t.co/34rITPfvJ9— Chris Hughes (@chrishughes) May 9, 2019
Until the internet, Jews had a monopoly on information with television & radio. We were kept in silos & fed a sanitized narrative. Now, the ADL, who once spied on US citizens for Israel, is in control of our information.— Curse (@cursedsalad) May 9, 2019
If Jews control our information, they control how we think pic.twitter.com/fr1obAMDBh
“The last time I saw Mark Zuckerberg was in the summer of 2017, several months before the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke. We met at Facebook’s Menlo Park, Calif., office and drove to his house, in a quiet, leafy neighborhood. We spent an hour or two together while his toddler daughter cruised around. We talked politics mostly, a little about Facebook, a bit about our families. When the shadows grew long, I had to head out. I hugged his wife, Priscilla, and said goodbye to Mark.
Since then, Mark’s personal reputation and the reputation of Facebook have taken a nose-dive. The company’s mistakes — the sloppy privacy practices that dropped tens of millions of users’ data into a political consulting firm’s lap;the slow response to Russian agents, violent rhetoric and fake news; and the unbounded drive to capture ever more of our time and attention — dominate the headlines. It’s been 15 years since I co-founded Facebook at Harvard, and I haven’t worked at the company in a decade. But I feel a sense of anger and responsibility. …”
I’m cool with breaking up Facebook.
I just think the pieces like Instagram and WhatsApp should be regulated by the government to maintain free speech and prevent politically motivated viewpoint discrimination. As long as the pieces are regulated like Ma Bell back in the 20th century, then I have no problem with it at all. The same rules that apply to your landline telephone should govern your use of social media.
Note: I’m not going to use Facebook anyway because it sucks.