Calls for Facebook to be broken up due the influence and power it has amassed have come from many.

As part of her campaign for president, for instance, Senator Elizabeth Warren has promised to break up big tech companies including Facebook, Amazon and Google, contending that their size has reduced competition and innovation.

But while such calls from politicians might elicit a sense of ennui, an unexpected voice has struck a similar tone in the form of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes.

With consumers increasingly relying on social media as a source of news, Facebook is in a position to influence our very culture based on the content that is published to and disseminated across the platform.

Despite having information literally clicks away, our reliance on Facebook actually results in exposure to less content than we might otherwise come across.

Facebook recently banned individuals who peddle violence and hate, such as Alex Jones who has claimed that the Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax.

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