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Mark Zuckerberg’s Power Is Unprecedented

It’s not just the extent of his influence—it’s the nature of it.
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The Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes made a personal, riveting case for breaking up Facebook in a new essay published in The New York Times today. His argument hinges on the idea that Mark Zuckerberg is a “good, kind person” but one whose “power is unprecedented and un-American” and whose “influence is staggering, far beyond that of anyone else in the private sector or in government.”

A major, if not , reason to break up Facebook is that, as the philosopher Kanye West once put it: “.” What makes the situation complicated, however, is that the of power Mark Zuckerberg holds is

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