Bernie Sanders becomes latest 2020 candidate to call for Facebook breakup

On Capitol Hill yesterday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a Democratic frontrunner, told Politico that he supports his colleague and presidential competitor Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) calls to break up Facebook. When asked about her proposal for antitrust action against the social media company, Sanders said, “The answer is yes of course.”

“We have a monopolistic— an increasingly monopolistic society where you have a handful of very large corporations having much too much power over consumers,” Sanders continued.

Last week, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes wrote an op-ed for The New York Times calling for the company he helped build, alongside CEO Mark Zuckerberg, to be broken up. It’s an idea pushed into the mainstream presidential…

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Author: Makena Kelly