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Breaking up Google & Facebook

How? It isn't that difficult to see how you'd do it for Google, for instance they could be forced to split off Android and Maps from Search. If you really wanted to make them compete though you'd have to somehow break up search into multiple companies, but whoever owns "google.com" will keep all the users...

It is even less clear to see a way forward to breaking up Facebook, when the whole point of it was to connect everyone. Do you divide it by country, so there's a FacebookUSA and a FacebookUK, and am I allowed to re-friend my UK friends or are they banned from being on FacebookUSA and me from FacebookUK to maintain the split? Or do people whose names start with the letters A-E go to one "baby Facebook", F-I to another, and so forth?

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