On Thursday, the 9th of May 2019, Facebook Inc. had rejected a call from its co-founder Chris Hughes to split the world’s largest social media network in to three, while US policymakers had again urged for a Facebook anti-trust investigation amid a whirlpool of slanderous lawsuits filed against the company on privacy issue.
In fact, on Wednesday (May 8th), Facebook’s co-founder had asked the board to split the social networking platform on to three separate segments, which was quickly rejected on Thursday (May 9th) as beforementioned.
Besides, Facebook had been under sheer criticisms from legislators across the world over its data sharing practices alongside a flurry of misinformation and hate speeches leading to nation-wide tensions. Followed by Thursday’s (May 9th) rejection of his call to split Facebook and to make WhatsApp and Instagram separate companies, Facebook co-founder, Hughes, a former roommate of Facebook CEO Zuckerberg 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,” while adding that a mass-accountability could not be forced by breaking up a successful company, a Facebook spokesman, Nick Clegg said in a statement, “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”.