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Early in the week, the technology news site The Verge created mayhem. Casey Newton, a Verge reporter, obtained two hours of audio recordings from some of Mark Zuckerberg’s internal question-and-answer sessions with Facebook employees.

These audio recordings put the focus on the dynamic between the chief executive of Facebook and the types of questions his workforce is concerned with. Topics varied from the competition with apps like TikTok, the viral Chinese video app, to fighting the sea of toxic content that flows through the company’s network every day.

But the bombshell was when the discussion turned to the antitrust enforcement. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat who is running for president, has frequently called for the breakup of large tech companies like Facebook. Were she to win the presidency, Mr. Zuckerberg said, he would anticipate a legal battle between Facebook and the federal government.

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In a part of the audio Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of the Facebook can be heard saying.

You have someone like Elizabeth Warren who thinks that the right answer is to break up the companies … 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. And does that still suck for us? Yeah. I mean, I don’t want to have a major lawsuit against our own government. … But look, at the end of the day, if someone’s going to try to threaten something that existential, you go to the mat and you fight.

in another part of the same audio, he can be heard talking on Election Interference, in his words.

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. It makes it more likely because now the companies can’t coordinate and work together.

He also talks why twitter can’t stop election interference at the level like the other giants

It’s why Twitter can’t do as good of a job as we can. I mean, they face, qualitatively, the same types of issues. But they can’t put in the investment. Our investment on safety is bigger than the whole revenue of their company.

Things really don’t seem to go north for the social media giant after the leak of more than 400m Facebook IDs and phone numbers previously this year.

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