Washington Post

Facebook co-founder campaigning to break up tech 'monopoly' he helped create

Chris Hughes is probably giving Mark Zuckerberg a headache. Foto: Bloomberg photo by Marlene Awaad

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes has become one of the company's biggest problems.

In recent weeks, Hughes, who left the social media giant in 2007 and cashed out his nearly $500 million worth of stock, has been making the rounds in the nation's capital, visiting a dozen lawmakers and regulators at the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and other agencies which are all interested in examining whether Facebook has amassed too much power. He's talked with the attorney general of New York's staff...

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