Regulate Facebook or Break it up?

Chris Hughes, Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard roommate and Facebook’s first spokesman said in an op-ed that Facebook has become too powerful in terms of its market dominance and its influence on public life, and that the only solution would be for the government to step in. “I don’t think that Mark Zuckerberg can fix Facebook,” Hughes said. “I think only government can – by making the market more competitive, by breaking it up, and by creating these privacy restrictions.”

Facebook argues that it should not be broken up because it is a successful American company and one of the most-successful platforms in the world.

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