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Zuckerberg's Old Roommate Says Enough Is Enough

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes says the company must be broken up

(Newser) - Facebook is used to hearing complaints that it's too big and powerful—just last month, for instance, 2020 candidate Elizabeth Warren argued that it needed to be broken up. But never has the complaint come so forcefully from someone so instrumental to the company's very creation: In a... More »

Facebook Co-Founder Gives Up on New Republic

Chris Hughes bought a majority stake in 2012

(Newser) - Big news in the media world today, by way of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes' announcement that he's seeking a buyer for the New Republic. He bought a majority stake in the magazine in 2012 and a much-publicized staff exodus hit in 2014.
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Facebook Co-Founder Buys New Republic

Chris Hughes aims to focus on grabbing tablet readers

(Newser) - Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has purchased a majority stake in The New Republic, and installed himself as the influential liberal magazine's publisher and editor in chief, the publication announced today. Hughes, a new-media guru who also helped run Barack Obama's online operation in 2007, tells the New York ... More »

A Facebook Founder Meshes Charity, Networking

Jumo tries to build stronger ties between people, causes

(Newser) - A veteran of Facebook who served as the Obama campaign's digital organizer is now trying to transform charity with a new website that links donors and causes via social networking, the New York Times reports. The nonprofit Jumo , created by Chris Hughes, is unique among charity-based social networks in that... More »

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