New crisis rock Facebook as co-founder, Chris Hughes, calls for a split of the world’s most used social platform, adding that the CEO, Mark Zuckerberg has “unchecked power.”
While speaking to New York Times, Hughes, revealed that the social platform, Facebook, holds a monopoly among social media platforms. On this note, he called the American government to hold the CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, accountable.
He also accused Mark of focusing on growth, led him to sacrifice security and civility for clicks.
In his words, Chris, said;
“We are a nation with a tradition of reining in monopolies, no matter how well intentioned the leaders of these companies may be. Mark’s power is unprecedented and un-American.
“It is time to break up Facebook.”
“When it hasn’t acquired its way to dominance, Facebook has used its monopoly position to shut out competing companies or has copied their technology.” Hughes said.
In reaction to this, Favebook’s Vice President, Nick Clegg, said;
“Facebook accepts that with success comes accountability. But you don’t enforce accountability by calling for the breakup of a successful American company.
“Accountability of tech companies can only be achieved through the painstaking introduction of new rules for the internet.
“That is exactly what Mark Zuckerberg has called for. Indeed, he is meeting Government leaders this week to further that work.”