Zuckerberg on online content regulation: Balance should be struck between existing frameworks

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Saturday that regulation of online content should be adjusted between existing telecommunications and media rules,media reported. Mr Zuckerberg told the Munich Security Conference in Germany that Facebook had improved its policies and expanded his previous calls for regulation of social media companies in response to cyber interference in political elections.

Zuckerberg on online content regulation: Balance should be struck between existing frameworks

“It is true that harmful online content should be regulated … and that it should be regulated,” Zuckerberg said during a question-and-answer session of his speech. But one question is what framework is needed to regulate. There are now two frameworks. One is a framework for paper media such as newspapers. The other is the Telo model framework, under which you are not responsible for the harmful online content published. I really think we should reach a regulatory balance somewhere between these two frameworks. “

Facebook, as well as social media giants such as Twitter and Alphabet’s Google, are under increasing external pressure to better crack down on political groups using their online platforms to spread false and misleading information.

Zuckerberg said Facebook employs 35,000 people to censor online content and has taken security measures. The network teams, along with Facebook’s automation technology, have more than a million fake accounts revoked every day, he said, “the vast majority of these accounts were discovered within minutes of registration.” “I am proud of the measures we have taken, but we cannot relax and should remain vigilant. “