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Greg Ruben / Axios

Donald Trump is not concerned about the size and reach of Facebook, because it's a good way to get his word out when he is "treated so dishonestly by the press." He would, however, like to see its monopoly diluted by competition.

I have a feeling you will have more competition over the years. I'd like to create more competition over the years because I think it's very important to have that.

But that doesn't mean the government will have to intervene?

Now, I think that you'll probably have new Facebooks starting up. I'm all for that. You'll have people challenging, people coming up with new ideas, and, you know, it's a very innovative group of people.

By the numbers: Trump has pledged to keep using his social media accounts as president instead of switching to official White House accounts because his own accounts have more followers. Trump has more than 42 million combined followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (he said he'll soon have 50 million). The official White House accounts have almost 25 million.

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Cover: Penguin Press

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Breaking: Axios has learned that The Wall Street Journal's Michael Bender is moving "Frankly, We Did Win the Election" up to July 20, matching Leonnig-Rucker, from his earlier pub date of Aug. 10.

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General Motors and a Shell-owned power company will unveil a partnership on Wednesday aimed at providing renewable electricity to Texas customers and free overnight charging to state residents who own GM electric cars.

Why it matters: It’s a new way for two corporate giants to expand their operations in a way that lowers emissions at the customer and supplier level.

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Eric Adams, a former cop who leads the New York mayoral race, speaks last night at the Schimanski nightclub in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Photo: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images

Democrats, in private and public, are warning that rising crime — and the old and new progressive calls to defund the police — represent the single biggest threat to their electoral chances in 2022.

Why it matters: There has been a big spike in big-city crime, a dynamic increasingly captured in local coverage and nationally on CNN and Fox News.