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Make Microsoft president new FB CEO: Ex-security chief

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Mired in several scandals, must hire as its new as it is right time for to step down, a former has stressed.

Speaking at the Collision Tech Conference in on Tuesday, said Zuckerberg needs to give up some of his control of and hire a new CEO, reports

"There is a legitimate argument that he has too much power. He needs to give up some of that power," Stamos was quoted as saying.

"Facebook needs to have an internal revolution on the culture of how products are built. If I was him, I would go hire a new for the company," Stamos said, adding Smith could be a good fit as an "adult who has been through this before".

Stamos, who was a key figure in the fight against the spread of fake news and misinformation, quit Facebook in August last year and join as a

In a recent opinion piece in The New York Times, Facebook said the government must hold Mark (Zuckerberg) accountable, adding that it is time to break up the

Zuckerberg is also working as after the recent departure of

Both Zuckerberg and have said that breaking Facebook won't serve any purpose.

"You could break us up, you could break other tech up, but you actually don't address the underlying issues people are concerned about," Sandberg told CNBC.

Several US Senators have also called for breaking up amid repeated data breaches and violations on the platform.

Senator has stressed that authorities should take a serious look at breaking up Facebook as platform is a "utility that has gone unregulated".

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First Published: Wed, May 22 2019. 09:42 IST
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