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Chris Hughes says it's time to break up Facebook: Is it feasible?

Chris Hughes makes a definitive case for breaking up Facebook,' said Sarah Miller, the co-chair of Washington-based group Freedom From Facebook

With pressure building on antitrust enforcers to act, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons earlier this year formed a technology task force to look at whether tech firms are thwarting competition	Photo: Reuters
With pressure building on antitrust enforcers to act, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons earlier this year formed a technology task force to look at whether tech firms are thwarting competition Photo: Reuters

Facebook Inc critics who want the social-media giant broken up gained an unexpected ally in one of the company’s co-founders -- but antitrust enforcers face long odds in taking that approach to rein in its dominance. Chris Hughes, who founded Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg when they were students at Harvard University, argued in a column Thursday that the best way to curb the company’s power is by breaking it up, an approach that’s been floated by policy advocates and lawmakers, including U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren. That authority rests with ...