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Technology Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg says he will fight breakup in leaked audio

20:40  01 october  2019
20:40  01 october  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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  Zuckerberg says he's ready for a legal fight if Warren becomes president The Facebook CEO delivers fighting words in leaked audio of internal meetings.That's just one tidbit from audio of internal Facebook meetings obtained by The Verge and published on Tuesday. During two meetings, which reportedly took place in July, Zuckerberg also talked with employees about the company's Libra cryptocurrency, protecting content moderators and the rise of TikTok.

Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg said he will "go to the mat" and fight efforts to break up the social networking giant, according to leaked audio from meetings with employees.

The leaked audio, obtained by tech site The Verge, originated from two meetings Zuckerberg held with Facebook employees in July.

The sessions covered a range of topics, including increased calls by lawmakers to break up Facebook. Zuckerberg said Facebook would legally challenge any efforts to split up the tech giant.

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"We care about our country and want to work with our government and do good things, Zuckerberg said. "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."

Zuckerberg also said breaking up Facebook, or other tech titans like Google and Amazon, won't solve issues raised by lawmakers, including how they handle the spread of misinformation on their platforms.

"It doesn’t make election interference less likely," Zuckerberg said. "It makes it more likely because now the companies can’t coordinate and work together."

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  Leaked Facebook audio is a sign of decreased morale, former employees say If current employees are going into the all-hands meetings and recording audio of their CEO, that is a sign that employee morale is in the dumps, multiple former Facebook employees told CNBC. Although Facebook encourages transparency amongst colleagues, it does not tolerate leaks. Whenever the source of a leak is found, that individual gets terminated, former employees told CNBC.© Provided by CNBC LLC Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg leaves the Elysee Palace after a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron.

Zuckerberg has long said Facebook shouldn't be broken up despite calls seeking such a move, including from co-founder Chris Hughes, who wrote in a May op-ed for The New York Times that the power amassed by Zuckerberg is "unprecedented and un-American."

Two weeks after that op-ed, Zuckerberg said on a call with reporters that a breakup would make tackling issues more challenging.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg says he will fight breakup in leaked audio

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