The set of Morning Joe barley contained its apparent outrage at Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg Monday morning and likened the pernicious effects of the social media giant to the famed Big Tobacco lawsuit of the early aughts.
In 2006, plaintiffs, including the American Cancer Society, won a significant court case against companies who produced and marketed tobacco products. A judge found tobacco companies guilty of lying to the American public about the deadly effects of cigarettes and secondhand smoke.
“Zuckerberg really has become Big Tobacco,” Joe Scarborough noted after viewers saw a chart that compared the Facebook founder’s popularity to be less than that of former President Donald Trump. The Washington Posts’ David Ignatius followed by simply noting that if