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Zuckerberg talks Warren's "existential" breakup threat in leaked audio

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg candidly addressed a number of questions about his company, such as the threat of a government breakup of Big Tech companies from 2020 candidate Elizabeth Warren, during an open meeting with employees, per leaked audio obtained by the Verge.

"You have someone like Elizabeth Warren who thinks that the right answer is to break up the companies ... if she gets elected president, then I would bet that we will have a legal challenge, and I would bet that we will win the legal challenge. And does that still suck for us? Yeah.
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Warren-Zuckerberg feud intensifies ahead of 2020

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The battle between Facebook’s chief executive and one of the top 2020 Democratic candidates for president is escalating as the election inches closer.

Our thought bubble: Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Mark Zuckerberg are convenient political targets for one another. Warren can paint Facebook as an example of capitalism gone wild, while Facebook can point to Warren as a misguided regulator who wants to break up its business because she doesn't understand how it works.

Go deeperArrowOct 13, 2019

Podcast: Warren vs. Zuckerberg, Round 2

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Mark Zuckerberg are at odds again, this time over Facebook’s decision to forgo fact-checking in its political ads.

Flashback to an earlier Pro Rata Podcast: Zuckerberg vs. Warren

Keep ReadingArrowOct 15, 2019