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Facebook’s co-founder calls for break up

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes is calling for regulators to break up the social media giant, which he calls a “powerful monopoly, eclipsing all of its rivals and erasing competition.” He saw firsthand the company’s evolution from a dorm room project to an over $500 billion company used by billions of people worldwide.  Lunchtime Conversations: The advertising business model is the…

Zuckerberg invites government regulation

In an op-ed Saturday in the Irish Independent and the Washington Post, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg asked governments to play a more active role in regulating the Internet. He proposed European-style privacy rules for the U.S. and asked regulators to set clearer rules on “harmful content, election integrity, privacy, and data portability.” Lunchtime Conversations: Would…