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Mark Zuckerberg wants to put in place “specific regulations for online content”

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — At a security conference in Munich, Mark Zuckerberg spoke to the heads of state present and their security officials, stressing his desire to put in place “specific regulations on harmful content” online.

Online content should be subject to intermediate regulation between that governing telecom operators and that covering the media industry, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at a security conference in Munich on Saturday February 15.

“I think there should be specific regulations on harmful content (…) We must ask the question of the regulatory framework that is used for this,” said Zuckerberg, quoted by Reuters.

He said that for the moment there are two regulatory frameworks: “that of newspapers and media, and that of telecom operators”.

“For the latter, it is considered that ” the data is only being retransmitted by you ‘. You are not going to make a telecom operator responsible if someone ever makes harmful comments through a phone line, he said. I think there should be something between the two [regulatory frameworks, editor’s note]”.

Suspension of false profiles

Addressing the heads of state present and their security officials, Mark Zuckerberg also stressed that the social network had stepped up its fight against online electoral interference.

In addition, he said he will employ more than 35,000 people to review online content and enforce security policies. According to him, more than a million false profiles are suspended per day. In addition, most of them are detected a few moments after their creation.

“Our budget is more important today than the revenue we were earning when the company went public in 2012, when we had a billion users,” he said.

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