Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote that the social media giant can “always just buy any competitive startups,” according to emails obtained by Congress.
U.S. Representative Joe Neguse (D-CO) questioned Zuckerberg about his acquisitions of other companies such as WhatsApp and Instagram during Wednesday’s Big Tech hearing.
As evidence, Neguse read internal Facebook emails from 2012, right after the company bought Instagram.
“We can likely always just buy any competitive startups but it will be a while before we can buy Google,” Neguse read from the email, which was written by Zuckerberg himself.
Zuckerberg said he did not remember writing the email but said that “it sounds like a joke.”