Facebook needs to be reined in.
That's the message from Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, who was disturbed by Thursday's op-ed from Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes that argued the company should be broken up.
It shows "how dangerous it is when you have one person, Mark Zuckerberg, who wields incredible power over what pops up in our newsfeeds," Gabbard, a Congresswoman from Hawaii, said on Friday at the SALT Conference in Las Vegas.
Hughes' New York Times op-ed described Zuckerberg as more powerful than anyone in the government or even the private sector. He noted that only Zuckerberg can tinker with Facebook's algorithms to determine what people see on the social network and how to determine what's considered offensive content.
"We've got to break up these monopolies," Gabbard said, mentioning Facebook and Google specifically.
She called for greater oversight into how big tech companies are "misuing our own private information."