NEW Leaked Audio Zuckerberg Threatens To Sue Govt If Warren Is Elected
New leaked audio was just released that has Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg saying that if Elizabeth Warren wins the presidential nomination, they are prepared to sue the government.
In the leaked audio, you hear Zuckerberg say, "You have someone like Elizabeth Warren thinks that the right answer is to break up the companies … I mean, if she gets elected president then I would bet that we will have a legal challenge, and I would bet that we will win the legal challenge."
"And does that still suck for us? Yeah. I mean, I don’t want to have a major lawsuit against our own government. I mean, that’s not the position that you want to be in when you’re, you know, I mean … It’s like, we care about our country, and want to work with our government and do good things. But look, at the end of the day, if someone’s going to try to threaten something that existential, you go to the mat and fight."
The comment from the Facebook CEO stems from Elizabeth Warren's threat to break up Facebook.
Warren even responded to the leaked audio on Twitter saying, "What would really “suck” is if we don’t fix a corrupt system that lets giant companies like Facebook engage in illegal anticompetitive practices, stomp on consumer privacy rights, and repeatedly fumble their responsibility to protect our democracy."
What would really “suck” is if we don’t fix a corrupt system that lets giant companies like Facebook engage in illegal anticompetitive practices, stomp on consumer privacy rights, and repeatedly fumble their responsibility to protect our democracy. https://t.co/rI0v55KKAi
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) October 1, 2019
Zuckerberg later acknowledged his remarks via Facebook saying:
"The transcript from one of my Q&As a few months ago just got published online -- and even though it was meant to be internal rather than public, now that it's out there, you can check it out if you're interested in seeing an unfiltered version of what I'm thinking and telling employees on a bunch of topics like social responsibility, breaking up tech companies, Libra, neural computing interfaces, and doing the right thing over the long term,."
Every week I do a Q&A at Facebook where employees get to ask me anything and I share openly what I'm thinking on all...