Zucker­berg: War­ren bad for tech

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WASH­ING­TON — Face­book Inc Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Mark Zucker­berg told em­ploy­ees in July that the com­pany would “go to the mat” to de­feat Demo­cratic can­di­date El­iz­a­beth War­ren’s ex­pected ef­fort to break up the world’s largest so­cial me­dia com­pany if she were elected pres­i­dent, ac­cord­ing to au­dio of two in­ter­nal com­pany meet­ings pub­lished by The Verge.

“If she (War­ren) 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. I mean, I don’t want to have a ma­jor law­suit against our own gov­ern­ment,” he said, ac­cord­ing to the leaked au­dio.

War­ren, who in March called for break­ing up Ama­zon, Face­book and Al­pha­bet, quickly is­sued a re­tort on Twit­ter.

“What would re­ally ‘suck’ is if we don’t fix a cor­rupt sys­tem that lets gi­ant com­pa­nies like Face­book en­gage in il­le­gal an­ti­com­pet­i­tive prac­tices, stomp on con­sumer pri­vacy rights,” War­ren tweeted.

ZUCKER­BERG It would “suck”

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