FILE IMAGE: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a Home Energy and Commerce Committee hearing relating to the business’s use and protection of user data on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 11,2018 REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein/File Image
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook President Mark Zuckerberg contacted Saturday for regulators to play a “more active function” in establishing rules that govern the web, as the world’s biggest social media network has a hard time to pacify criticism.
Zuckerberg, whose company is under pressure for stopping working to adequately police material and safeguard user privacy on its platform, wrote in a Washington Post short article that a “standardized technique” for getting rid of material would assist keep internet business “accountable.”
” By upgrading the rules for the Internet, we can preserve what’s best about it – the freedom for individuals to reveal themselves and for business owners to develop new things – while also securing society from more comprehensive harms,” Zuckerberg composed.
His remarks followed a Washington Post report stating the U.S. federal government and Facebook were working out a multibillion-dollar fine settlement over the company’s personal privacy lapses.
Zuckerberg likewise required upgraded legislation focused on safeguarding elections, including brand-new guidelines intended at online political advertising that “show the reality of the dangers” dealt with by social media companies.
U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies state Russian internet trolls helped spread out divisive material and disinformation on Facebook in the run-up to the 2016 U.S. governmental election.
Reporting by Christopher Bing; Modifying by Richard Chang