Not sure about this guy’s job security these days, since his bosses probably have his relevant data at their fingertips.
A Facebook executive was heard on tape talking about the need to break up his company, Fox Business reported.
“I work for a company that is doing a lot of damage in the world,” Facebook’s global planning lead Benny Thomas is heard saying. “It’s doing a lot of good, but it’s doing a lot of damage.”
“I mean, no king in history has been the ruler of two billion people, but Mark Zuckerberg is,” Thomas said of Facebook’s CEO. “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.”
The recordings, conducted with Thomas by undercover journalists over the past several weeks, come from the right-wing outlet Project Veritas.
A new Protocol survey of tech employees from large firms nationwide echoed concerns.
The survey found, for Facebook, Amazon, Alphabet and Apple, more than 77% said those companies have too much power, and only 8% disagreed.
Thomas insisted that Facebook-owned platforms like Instagram, Oculus, and WhatsApp “need to be separate companies” because it’s “too much power when they’re all one together.”
“I would break it up and I would remove Zuck as the CEO,” Thomas said.
Thomas added that he expected various lawsuits Facebook is facing to “drag on for years and years” and predicted that “nothing is going to happen” in terms of government intervention because politicians will “just keep fighting.”
“The government needs to step in and break up Google and Facebook.”
“So what if the tech companies like Google and Facebook remained unchecked?” the journalist asked. “Where do we go from there? What’s going to happen?”
“We’re in deep s—,” Thomas responded.