One of Silicon Valley’s most powerful CEOs compares Facebook to cigarettes


Facebook should be treated like other companies that make addictive, and potentially harmful, products.

That’s according to Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, one of Silicon Valley’s most influential leaders, who says it’s times for the government to step in and regulate social networks just as it does cigarettes. 

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Speaking to CNBC from Davos, Switzerland, the Salesforce CEO shared some strong words when it came to the question of Facebook’s influence. 

“I think that you do it exactly the same way that you regulated the cigarette industry,” Benioff said.  Read more…

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