Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg likely won't be voting for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in the upcoming elections — in fact, he's preparing to sue the government in the event that she is elected president, The Verge reported.
Warren has said she intends to break up Big Tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon if she becomes president and has specifically said she would undo Facebook's acquisition of Instagram and WhatsApp. Zuckerberg does not plan to let that happen.
"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," Zuckerberg said in leaked audio from a company Q&A in July. "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."
Warren believes the size of major tech companies is bad for business and dangerous for politics. She responded to Zuckerberg's comments on Twitter.
"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," Warren wrote.
What would really “suck” is if we don’t fix a corrupt system that lets giant companies like Facebook engage in ille… https://t.co/DjacMDv1IJ— Elizabeth Warren (@Elizabeth Warren)1569936047.0
Facebook has faced criticism for how it handled attempts by foreign entities to influence U.S. elections, but Zuckerberg defended his company's efforts, saying Facebook's investment in security is larger than the amount of revenue earned by Twitter.
(H/T: Fox News)