Facebook co-founder calls for breakup of Facebook

Facebook co-founder calls for breakup of Facebook

Enlarge / Mark Zuckerberg and Chris Hughes on Harvard’s campus in 2004. (credit: Rick Friedman/Corbis via Getty Images)

When Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook in his Harvard dorm room, Chris Hughes was one of his roommates and became a Facebook cofounder. Hughes left Facebook more than 10 years ago, but his time at Facebook earned him a fortune in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

Now Hughes says that Facebook has grown too big and powerful. In a lengthy opinion piece for the New York Times, he argues that the company gives too much power to founder Mark Zuckerberg.

“Mark is a good, kind person,” Hughes writes. “But I’m angry that his focus on growth led him to sacrifice security and civility for clicks.

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