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Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris said Sunday morning that she will “seriously take a look at” breaking up Facebook as she joins efforts to paint the Silicon Valley giant as a monopoly.
“Facebook has experienced massive growth and has prioritized its growth over the best interest of its consumers especially on the issue of privacy. There is no question in my mind that there needs to be serious regulation, and that has not been happening,” Harris told CNN’s Jake Tapper.
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Her interview with Tapper took place in San Francisco, California, a short distance from Facebook’s headquarters.
“Yes, I think we have to seriously take a look at that, yes,” she added in response to Tapper’s question about whether the social media giant should be broken up. Harris’ position appears to dovetail with those of Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who announced plans in Mach to divide up Amazon, Facebook and Google.
“They’re essentially a utility,” Harris said of Facebook. “Very few people can get by and be involved in their communities or society or in whatever their profession without somehow, somewhere using Facebook. It’s very difficult for people to be engaged any...
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