‘Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has said harmful online content should be regulated, adding that his company should be treated with a framework in between those used for existing media and telecoms companies.
‘I do think that there should be regulation on harmful content … there’s a question about which framework you use for this,’ Zuckerberg said on Saturday at the Munich Security Conference.
‘Right now there are two frameworks that I think people have for existing industries – there’s like newspapers and existing media, and then there’s the telco-type model, which is ‘the data just flows through you’, but you’re not going to hold a telco responsible if someone says something harmful on a phone line.’
‘I actually think where we should be is somewhere in between,’ he said. ‘
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