Internet regulation News

In an About-Facebook, Zuckerberg Likes Internet Regulation As Way to Win Public Trust

For years, Facebook Inc. lobbied governments against imposing tough regulations, warning in some cases that they could harm the company’s business model. Now, it’s pleading for new rules for the good of its business. In a white paper published Monday, …

Facebook, Twitter, Other Internet Firms to Be Responsible for Content Under UK Plan

Britain said it would force social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Snap to do more to block or remove harmful content on their platforms. Following a consultation, the UK government said on Wednesday it planned to legislate to …

Senators Eye Making Tech Giants Reveal How Much Customers’ Data Is Worth

As Congress bears down on big tech companies, two senators want to force giants like Google, Facebook and Amazon to tell users what data they’re collecting from them and how much it’s worth. The legislation floated this week by Sens. …

Twitter CEO Agrees with Facebook CEO, Supports Regulation of Social Media Platforms

Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey said rules like Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation have had a positive impact on the technology industry, remarks that come days after Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg called for stepped up government oversight …

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Says He Backs Regulation of Internet Content, Privacy

Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg called for new global regulations governing the internet, recommending overarching rules on hateful and violent content, election integrity, privacy and data portability. In a statement that was also published as an op-ed in …

Facebook, Twitter Face Lawmakers Over Liability, Privacy, Regulation

The more U.S. lawmakers learn about how Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. work, the more they want to know. In the latest congressional hearings on misinformation and election interference, which featured first-time appearances by Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg …