Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, believes splitting his social network won’t solve “real problems,” according to cNET, amedia outlet. In an interview with CBS This Morning that aired Tuesday, Zuckerberg said he welcomed regulation of the tech industry, but reiterated that a move like splitting Facebook was not the right solution.
“A lot of people are frustrated and talking about measures like splitting up companies . . . That doesn’t actually solve these problems, does it? I mean, splitting Facebook doesn’t solve the problem of political speech. Zuckerberg said in an interview.
Lawmakers and even Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes have called on U.S. regulators to curb the social network’s power. Some critics have called for the photo-sharing site Instagram and messaging service WhatsApp to be split. Asked if a company should have that influence or power, Zuckerberg said in an interview: “I think the basic answer you say is ‘no’.” Private companies should not make such important decisions to balance the different social values that we all care about. “
In the program, Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, also talked about Facebook’s political advertising controversy policy and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a charity that works on projects such as eliminating all diseases and improving educational equity. Zuckerberg Initiative).