For Immediate Release: May 9, 2019
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Washington, D.C.: A growing number of voices are concerned about Big Tech and the major impact their monopolies have on our society. Facebook is chief among those being criticized, and now a new voice has joined the chorus calling for the government to use anti-trust laws against Facebook. Chris Hughes, who co-founded Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg, has come out today with a lengthy op-ed calling for the social media giant to be broken up.
“Hughes confirms what many free speech advocates already feared: Mark Zuckerberg is at the helm of a worldwide monopoly with essentially zero accountability from without or within,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles.
“Conservatives have long voiced concerns over the censoring of free speech on these platforms connecting billions of people worldwide. Those who wield anti-trust laws have been very timid in the last 40 years. It’s high time the Trump Administration took a serious look at using anti-trust laws on Facebook.”