Facebook has called on governments to play a “more active role” in establishing new rules and regulations that govern the internet and protect people from harmful content.
The social media company’s director Mark Zuckerberg made the appeal in an article published by the Washington Post on Saturday.
“I believe we need a more active role for governments and regulators,” Zuckerberg said. “By updating the rules for the internet, we can preserve what’s best about it — the freedom for people to express themselves and for entrepreneurs to build new things — while also protecting society from broader harms.”
The Facebook chief proposed that new regulations were needed in four areas, including harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability.
“It’s impossible to remove all harmful content from the internet, but when people use dozens of different sharing services — all with their own policies and processes —…