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Zuckerberg says breaking up Facebook ‘isn’t going to help’

Zuckerberg says breaking up Facebook ‘isn’t going to help’

With the look of someone betrayed, Facebook’s CEO has fired back at co-founder Chris Hughes and his brutal NYT op-ed calling for regulators to split up Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. “When I read what he wrote, my main reaction was that what he’s proposing that we do isn’…
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On Tuesday May 14, 2019, Josh Constine at TechCrunch wrote:
With the look of someone betrayed, Facebook’s CEO has fired back at co-founder Chris Hughes and his brutal NYT op-ed calling for regulators to split up Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.

Zuckerberg’s argument boils down to the concept that Facebook’s specific problems with privacy, safety, misinformation and speech won’t be directly addressed by breaking up the company, and that would instead actually hinder its efforts to safeguard its social networks. The Facebook family of apps would theoretically have fewer economies of scale when investing in safety technology like artificial intelligence to spot bots spreading voter suppression content.

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