Is It Time to Break Up Facebook?

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote address at Facebook's F8 Developer Conference on April 18, 2017 at McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.  (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mark Zuckerberg's power is unchecked, unprecedented, and un-American. That's according to Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, who in a New York Times op-ed Thursday called on the federal government to break up the company. We'll talk about whether Facebook should be split into separate entities and whether a breakup would address ongoing concerns about the company's failure to protect its users' privacy and security.

Guests:

Antonio Garcia Martinez, former Facebook product manager; author, "Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley;" contributing writer for WIRED

Tim Wu, professor, Columbia Law School; author, "The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age"

James Pethokoukis, fellow, American Enterprise Institute; editor of AEIdeas

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