A top executive at Facebook was caught on tape saying that Big Tech companies, including his employer, have gained too much power and need to be stopped before it’s too late.
Project Veritas released a secret recording in which Benny Thomas, Global Planning Lead at Facebook, said Facebook and its platforms, including Instagram, Oculus, and WhatsApp, are “doing a lot of damage in the world” and must be broken up into “separate companies” because they have “too much power when they’re all one together.”
“The government needs to step in and break up Google and Facebook. I’ll make less money but it’s a better thing for the world,” he said. He also said that Facebook is currently dealing with lawsuits that will “drag on for years and years” and result in nothing because politicians will “just keep fighting.”
Thomas also believes that Mark Zuckerberg should be removed as CEO because he holds too much power.
“No king in history has been the ruler of 2 billion people, but Mark Zuckerberg is,” Thomas said. “And he’s 36. That’s too much for a 36-year-old. … You should not have power over 2 billion people. I just think that’s wrong.”
Thomas also warned about other tech companies, like Google.
“Facebook and Google are no longer companies, they’re countries,” he said.The undercover journalist recording Thomas replied, “It’s only going to enhance rapidly.”
“Unless they’re stopped. They must be stopped,” Thomas responded.
In a different conversation, Thomas told a journalist that “we’re in deep sh-t” and “bad things” will happen if Big Tech companies “remained unchecked.”