Facebook defends itself against op-ed calling for its breakup

On Thursday, Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook, said that Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of The New York Times "focus on growth, security and civility" You must take responsibility and be responsible for your company's mistakes. Now, Facebook responded by saying that scale is not a real issue and that success as a platform should not be punished.

Nick Clegg, vice president of global operations for Facebook, wrote this article. He agreed with Hughs that "businesses should take responsibility for their actions." Hi-tech companies like Facebook are people who deal with all the "important social, political and ethical issues" of the Internet.

But it would be wrong to crack Facebook as Hughes claims. Clegg writes, "It will not evaporate by dismantling Facebook or other large technology companies, including electoral interference and privacy devices," Clegg said. He continued to repeat the points of regular discussion on Facebook. By linking everyone and building a positive network around the world, businesses are thriving and enabling people to raise money for major causes around the world.

Zuckerberg also said in France, "Our major reaction is not to help us solve the problem we proposed."

In particular, Clegg is probably the main focus of op-ed, Zuckerberg himself To avoid. Hughes said that while CEO is a good person, he has too much power on Facebook and can not be held accountable. Hughes

reported that Facebook was overly dominating in the online world and counterintuitively against Hughes' claims, claiming that the company was not actually monopolized. It only accounts for 20% of the advertising market. In addition, Hughes misinterprets antitrust laws, and those laws lag behind in the times and will not be effective anyway.

Clegg argues that the size and scale of Facebook is not really a problem. The size and scale make it possible for billions of people to innovate and reach. We blame the efforts of Facebook over the last few years, including removing terrorist and hate content, confusing foreign government efforts to hinder elections, and protecting user data. "It's not for small businesses."

But this line quotes Hughes, which can not be solved by a small business and all the problems Facebook is trying to solve are exacerbated by Facebook's amazing reach. The problem is not "evaporated," but you can manage the problem within a smaller footprint.

Updated May 1, 2019 at 1:53 pm Eastern Time : Updated to include Zuckerberg's separate comments.

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