Experts claim Big Tech, particularly Facebook, are too powerful and and wield too much influence. Social media companies are so big they are impossible to regulate. Many people also feel Facebook, Google, and Twitter have a political agenda and are largely in control of the news.
A survey of 1,500 tech workers by Protocol, the publisher of Politico found 77% of tech employees believe Big Tech has too much power. And only 8% disagree. The survey pointed to Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook, in particular.
There is recent evidence some upper management Facebook executives feel the same way.
Facebook Executive Secretly Recorded
Right-wing guerilla news Project Veritas released a video of secret recordings of Benny Thomas, Facebook’s Global Planning Lead. In a series of conversations, over a period of weeks, with an undercover journalist, he discusses the need to break-up Big Tech.
“I work for a company that is doing a lot of damage in the world,” Thomas claims. “It’s doing a lot of good, but it’s doing a lot of damage.”. Thomas expressed his belief that Facebook is too powerful at present.