Mark Zuckerberg rejects call from US lawmaker to break up Facebook
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The social media mogul visited Washington as US lawmakers consider new privacy legislation regulating digital security and user data. One Republican lawmaker called on Zuckerberg to sell off Instagram and WhatsApp.
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