Mark Zuckerberg ready to take on Senator Elizabeth Warren: Leaked tapes

Henrietta Brewer
October 7, 2019

I mean, if she 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.

"It's just that breaking up these companies, whether it's Facebook or Google or Amazon, is not actually going to solve the issues, and you know it doesn't make election interference less likely", continued Zuckerberg.

For months, Senator Elizabeth Warren of MA has made "big, structural change" the rallying cry of her presidential campaign.

The audio comes from Facebook company meetings from July, where Zuckerberg spoke to his employees about the many issues the social media giant is facing.

"Today's big tech companies have too much power - too much power over our economy, our society, and our democracy", wrote Warren.

"And does that still suck for us?", he continues.

Elizabeth Warren doesn't care if big businesses don't like her plans to hold them accountable. But they'll have to compete with each other to make a better product for you.

Warren's approach differs from other Democratic candidates who are happy to still take large sums of Silicon Valley money, though they are being forced to take policy stances on tech issues because of the MA senator's precedent-setting. However look, on the finish of the day, if somebody's going to attempt to threaten one thing that existential, you go to the mat and also you battle.

Warren responded to Zuckerberg in a series of tweets Tuesday, where she accused the tech giant of engaging in "illegal anti-competitive practices".

He wrote on Facebook, "Now that it's out there, you can check it out if you're interested in seeing an unfiltered version of what I'm thinking and telling employees".

Businesses are starting to sound the alarm on progressive and populist lawmaker Elizabeth Warren, who is now leading polls among Democratic candidates running for president in 2020. According to the voice recording, Zuckerberg also plans to buy TikTok, which is popular among young people.

But perhaps these comments indicate just why Washington and its political leadership is acting so aggressively towards the likes of Facebook, Google and Amazon.

In her proposal, Warren argues that the tech giants have essentially developed monopolies - they have "bulldozed competition, used our private information for profit, and tilted the playing field against everyone else".

Warren is using the recent news of the leaked audio comments by Zuckerberg to remind voters of her plan to break up big tech companies and released a lengthy Twitter thread on Tuesday sharing her ideas.

To Mark Zuckerberg, kudos for standing by your words.

"The Rich and Powerful Are Afraid of Elizabeth Warren" flashes across the screen during the Instagram video, followed by a montage of clips from cable news channels including Fox News Channel, CNBC and Fox Business Network, showing hosts and guests opining that Wall Street and corporate America won't enjoy a Warren administration.

She said Facebook faces no real pressure to tackle disinformation.

"The public things, I think, tend to be a little more dramatic", he said.

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