Feb 15, 2020

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook boss urges tighter regulation

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has called for more regulation of harmful online content, saying it was not for companies like his to decide what counts as legitimate free speech. The Facebook founder urged governments to come up with a new regulatory system for social media, suggesting it should be a mix of existing rules for telecoms and media companies. Mr Zuckerberg also admitted Facebook had been slow to recognise the development of co-ordinated online "Information campaigns" by state actors like Russia. To tackle this, Mr Zuckerberg said Facebook had a team of 35,000 people reviewing content and security on the platform. Despite public backlash over issues like political advertising, Facebook says the number of users on its family of apps - Facebook, Messenger, Whatsapp and Instagram - continues to grow.

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