Facebook Global Planning Lead Admits Governments Need to Break Up Company in New Veritas Exposé
Facebook’s Global Planning Lead, Benny Thomas, can be heard admitting that the government needs to break up the Silicon Valley monopoly in a shocking new exposé published by Project Veritas on Monday.
In the video footage, Thomas states that governments need to separate Facebook’s media components into different companies. Facebook has centralized power of some of the most popular internet platforms, in a structure that has the platform’s critics accusing it of monopoly.
“I would break up Facebook, which means I would make less money probably — but I don’t care. Like that’s what needs to be done. Instagram, Facebook Messenger, Oculus, WhatsApp — they all need to be separate companies. It’s too much power when they’re all one together.”
In a concise criticism, Thomas pointed to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s unprecedented power over online speech and expression.
“No king in the history of the world has been the ruler of two billion people, but Mark Zuckerberg is — and he’s 36. That’s too much for a 36-year-old. You should not have power over two billion people. I just think that’s wrong.”
Thomas also pointed to Google as a monopoly in need of government liquidation. “They’re too powerful. So, these are not companies anymore. These are countries… It’s too much power when they’re all one together. It needs to be broken up the way the telecom companies were broken up, and the way the oil companies were broken up.” he said of the companies.
Watch the full exposé here:
When Facebook’s own executive employees are pointing to the unprecedented consolidation of power at the company as a threat, it’s time for regulators to step in and break up the Silicon Valley monopoly.