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Facebook has a new comeback when critics say it’s time to break up the social network: Bigger is better for democracy.
Mark Zuckerberg told reporters last week that Facebook’s size is an asset when it comes to combating election interference, an issue the company has frequently characterized as a large, challenging problem it can’t solve alone. But facing a growing chorus of calls for antitrust action, Zuckerberg appears to be striking a different note and making a bold argument that the company needs to be large and rich to protect voters.
“If what you care about is democracy and elections, then you want a company like us to invest billions of dollars a year, like we are, in building up really advanced tools to fight election…