Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes reportedly lobbying for break up of company


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Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has been calling for the breakup of the social media giant.

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Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, who has called for the social media, according to the Washington Post.

Hughes has argued that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has too much power and that regulators should break up the company from Instagram and WhatsApp, which the social network acquired.

His lobbying efforts come as the Federal Trade Commission is looking into antitrust concerns against Facebook. The US Department of Social Security has suggested that the review would impact Facebook.

At these meetings, Hughes presented at 39-page slide deck outlining why Facebook should be broken up, the Post reported. Along with Scott University of Columbia, Hughes has been visiting the FTC, according to The New York Times.

Facebook didn't immediately respond to request for comment. The social network has argued that breaking up the company won't fix its problems such as polishing hate speech and election meddling.