What would it look like to break up Facebook?

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Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes called on Thursday for Facebook, which owns Instagram and WhatsApp, to be broken up. In a New York Times op-ed, he wrote that Mark Zuckerberg has too much power over Facebook’s 2 billion users. Is breaking up the social media giant a realistic plan, and would it tackle anti-trust issues?

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Guest:
Ian Bogost - contributing editor at The Atlantic; Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology - @ibogost

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Yael Even Or, Amy Ta, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Rebecca Mooney, Adriana Cargill