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Verhofstadt asked Zuckerberg whether Facebook will open its books to show whether the company is a monopoly and how it might resolve that question.”
“I really think we have a big problem here,” Verhofstadt said.
“You have to ask yourself how you will be remembered,” he said, looking at Zuckerberg: “As one of the three big Internet giants, together with Steve Jobs. and Bill Gates, who have enriched our world and our societies or at the other hand, in fact, [as] a genius who created a digital monster, that is destroying our democracies and our societies.”.