Zuckerberg Ready to “Fight” Against the US
Mark Zuckerberg, uncovered. This time we have not leaked data from Facebook users, but the conversations of the founder and CEO of the largest social network in the world, with 2.4 billion users across the planet. In this talk, Zuckerberg reveals himself conscious of the debate generated by the size of his company, which is also currently embarking on a project to launch the Libra global cryptocurrency by other relevant companies.
The Facebook leader would face the US Administration if it decided to divide its immense business. Zuckerberg refers specifically to Elizabeth Warren, senator for the Democratic Party and candidate to meet at the polls with Donald Trump in the 2020 elections.
“If Warren is elected president, I bet we will have a legal battle and I also bet we will win it. Is it still bad for us? Yes. I don’t want to have to file a big lawsuit against our own government. But if someone threatens something so existential, you have no choice but to go to the canvas and fight. ”
We have to fix a corrupt system that lets giant companies like Facebook engage in illegal anticompetitive practices, stomp on consumer privacy rights, and repeatedly fumble their responsibility to protect our democracy.
In leaked audio, Mark Zuckerberg rallies Facebook against critics and the US government
Facebook employees are frustrated with the direction of the company, and they’re pressing Zuckerberg for answers.
Warren is not the only one who advocates limiting the size of these companies. Chris Hughes, co-founder of the company, assumed that same thesis in an article published in The New York Times last May.
The power of Facebook is undeniable. Founded in 2004, the company obtained benefits of $ 22,112 million in 2018, after entering $ 55,013 million. Apart from its strong implementation worldwide, Facebook has done with Instagram and WhatsApp. However, the project of the company that currently worries the most, at least to governments and banks, is Libra, the cryptocurrency that could forever alter the financial system.
Zuckerberg’s views on Warren date from July, in a speech by the CEO to his employees. The former Harvard student believes that accusing them of threatening competition, as that senator argues, is meaningless; This despite the size of digital giants like Facebook, Google, Apple or Amazon. “Companies can no longer coordinate and work together,” says Zuckerberg.
In this intervention, released by The Verge, Zuckerberg also shows his confidence in Lasso, the application designed to rival the successful Chinese app TikTok, with a musical theme and profuse penetration among young users. In addition, the leader of Facebook takes breast for the investment in security, “greater than the billing” harvested by another network such as Twitter. “He can’t do a job as good as ours,” Zuckerberg says of that other company, at a time during these two hours of leaked conversations.
The New Yorker based in California is also contrary to having to appear before different international public bodies. “I am not going to go to any audience all over the world. A lot of people want it. When the Cambridge Analytica issue came up, I appeared in the US, I appeared in the European Union. It makes no sense that I will appear to each and every one of the countries that want to appear there. ” The data of 87 million users were made available to a private company, Cambridge Analytica, which also worked in the political field, for the Republican Donald Trump campaign team.