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 SandersJames Carville: Biden represents 'stability' not 'generational change' Ocasio-Cortez, progressives trash 'antisemitic' Politico illustration of Bernie Sanders 2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding 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 WarrenTrump defense pick expected to face tense confirmation 2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign 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 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding CNN's O'Rourke town hall finishes behind Fox News, MSNBC Progressive Democrat says Trump victory shed light on divide between Silicon Valley, rural US MORE (D-Hawaii) has also supported breaking up Facebook. Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSan Francisco police chief apologizes for raid on journalist's home Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign Senate Democrats to House: Tamp down the impeachment talk 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 Booker2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign 2020 hopeful John Delaney unveils T climate plan 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.