Sanders the latest to voice support for breaking up Facebook

Sanders the latest to voice support for breaking up Facebook
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's Morning Report - Crunch time arrives for 2020 Dems with debates on deck The Memo: All eyes on faltering Biden ahead of first debate Progressive group launches campaign to identify voters who switch to Warren MORE (I-Vt.) on Wednesday expressed support for breaking up Facebook, as several other 2020 presidential candidates have also done. 

When asked by Politico whether anti-trust action should be taken against the social media giant, Sanders said, “The answer is yes of course.”

“We have a monopolistic— an increasingly monopolistic society where you have a handful of very large corporations having much too much power over consumers,”  he added. 

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He did not answer the news outlet's question as to whether he also supported breaking up Amazon and Google.

The Hill has reached out to Sanders' campaign and Facebook for comment. 

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann Warren2020 Democrat: 'My DM's are open and I actually read & respond' Group of wealthy Americans write open letter asking to be taxed more Inslee unveils plan to fight fossil fuel pollution MORE (D-Mass.) in March called for the break up of Facebook, Amazon and Google. 

"To restore the balance of power in our democracy, to promote competition, and to ensure that the next generation of technology innovation is as vibrant as the last, it’s time to break up our biggest tech companies," she wrote in a post on Medium.

According to Politico, Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi Gabbard2020 primary debate guide: Everything you need to know ahead of the first Democratic showdown Will we ever have another veteran as president? Bernie Sanders open to decriminalizing sex work MORE (D-Hawaii) has also supported breaking up Facebook. Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe Hill's Morning Report - Crunch time arrives for 2020 Dems with debates on deck The Memo: All eyes on faltering Biden ahead of first debate 2020 primary debate guide: Everything you need to know ahead of the first Democratic showdown MORE (D-Calif.) said Sunday that politicians "need to take a serious look at breaking up" the tech company. A few days later former Vice President Joe Biden said breaking up tech companies such as Facebook is "something we should take a really hard look at."

When asked about such an idea, Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerInslee unveils plan to fight fossil fuel pollution The Memo: All eyes on faltering Biden ahead of first debate Progressive group launches campaign to identify voters who switch to Warren MORE (D-N.J.) said that he believes corporate consolidation is a big problem, but took issue with the idea of calling to break up specific companies "without any kind of process."

Sanders is among more than 20 people vying for the Democratic Party's 2020 nomination.