Should Facebook be broken up? | The Tylt
According to some of its critics, Facebook needs to be broken up because it's a monopoly, it engages in anticompetitive behavior and it ultimately stifles competition and innovation in the tech industry. Worse than that, it has far too much control over how speech is conducted on the internet—internal critics have expressed their concern over the damage Facebook has done to society. In their words, "Facebook is hurting people at scale."
Facebook and its supporters say that it competes with both other large American tech companies, and Chinese tech companies, which are quickly growing to match American capabilities and size. Facebook has led major innovation and created wealth for the United States—in their eyes, they have enabled small businesses to reach more people. Their mission is to connect people and that's what they are doing.
Should Facebook be broken up?