Mark Zuckerberg has control and power few have ever experienced in the history of humanity, and while many have called for the breakup of his social media empire, we’ve rarely ever heard how those who actually guide Facebook’s fleet feel about it. As a new Project Veritas video shows, those that think the empire should fracture include those at the top, who most recognize just how dangerous the monster they control is.
As pointed out by the new Project Veritas video, Facebook’s Global Planning Lead, Benny Thomas, doesn’t care that he’d make less money as a result, but made it clear that if it was his decision, he’d break up the Facebook corporation and severely lessen the power Zuck currently enjoys:
Thomas expressed his desire to see Big Tech companies held to account and laid out a vision for how to accomplish that goal.
“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,” he said.
Thomas said he was concerned by the lack of public awareness around Facebook’s excessive power. He specifically mentioned the influence Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg exerts over the company.
“Most people don’t understand these things and most people don’t think about them — which is why a lot of sh*t goes down because a lot of people aren’t paying attention,” Thomas said.
“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,” he said.
“He [Zuckerberg] owns a controlling stake in the company. So, you can’t do it the usual way that you do it in corporate, which is the board can just fire you, right? The board can’t do that to Zuck. The board can’t do that to Larry Page and Sergey Brin [Google] because they own too much of the company. They’re too powerful. So, these are not companies anymore. These are countries,” he said.
Thomas acknowledged that Facebook’s algorithms are biased against certain kinds of ideological positions and that they were written by biased people. He made it clear that these algorithms also need to be fixed as it lends too much power and voice to one side of the political aisle. In fact, Thomas acknowledged that he was part of Facebook’s voter registration pushed which he believes Biden greatly benefited from:
“One of the things I worked on, which made me happy, was a voter registration drive. These are the kinds of things – this is the good side of Facebook. This is the kind of thing that you can only do with a company that has the sheer scale and reach of Facebook. We set ourselves a goal of registering four million new people and we went over that target, we did 4.5 [million]…”
These are no longer just calls for Facebook’s breakup coming from outsiders. We now have people within the control center screaming that the breaks need to be slammed down and the fleet disbanded out of fear for the safety of the people who use the company to communicate in many different ways.
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