Saying he still believed that Zuckerberg was a "good, kind person", Hughes argued that the billionaire's incessant "focus on growth led him to sacrifice security and civility for clicks", going on to cite numerous privacy scandals, data leaks, and the alleged manipulation of speech engaged in by the company. "Indeed, he is meeting government leaders this week to further that work". "It is time to break up Facebook".
"Adam Mosseri, Facebook's previous head of news feed who recently took over Instagram, responded to Hughes on Twitter".
"And I'm anxious that Mark has surrounded himself with a team that reinforces his beliefs instead of challenging them". It's certainly worth reading in full-but if your attention span has been shattered by, well, Facebook and other social media, the video version of the essay embedded above (which includes some lively animation) runs a mere five minutes and 22 seconds.
Facebook rejected this argument in a statement Thursday afternoon, suggesting that regulation of the internet - as Zuckerberg called for in a March op-ed published in The Washington Post - was the only thing that would bring real accountability.
He accused Facebook of acquiring or copying all of its competitors to achieve dominance in the social media field, meaning that investors were reluctant to back any rivals because they know they can not compete for long.
He saw Facebook grow from a dorm room project to a $500-billion-plus company used by billions of people worldwide. It is rare to break up a company but not unheard of, with Standard Oil and AT&T being the two biggest examples.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Despite its myriad scandals - Russian propagandists exploiting the platform to spread misinformation and sway USA elections, the sharing of millions of users' personal data with the political data firm Cambridge Analytica and companies like Amazon, Microsoft and Netflix - Facebook's reach continues to grow.
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Hughes also accuses Facebook of quashing competition by copying innovations, such as Snapchat - thus creating an echo chamber where nearly no major social media company can emerge to compete.
Facebook owns the largest social network, with more than two billion users across the world.
He said the solution is to separate Facebook into multiple companies, enforce antitrust laws by undoing Instagram and WhatsApp acquisitions, and require Zuckerberg to divest management shares.
"We need a new agency, empowered by Congress to regulate tech companies".
"Mark alone can decide how to configure Facebook's algorithms to determine what people see in their News Feeds, what privacy settings they can use and even which messages get delivered". He says that, while the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) should have blocked those big-ticket mergers in the first place, "it's not too late to act". He said the FTC should penalize Facebook for violations of the 2011 consent decree with remedies that include increased privacy protections, on top of any monetary fine.
Hughes also proposed a new government agency to protect privacy.
"This idea may seem un-American - we would never stand for a government agency censoring speech", Hughes wrote.
The timing of this comes at a watershed moment for the company, which Zuckerberg wants to steer toward a less-public future that's focused on more private communication between users.