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EU warns Facebook to take more responsibility

Social media giant’s proposals for regulation are ‘not enough’, says European Commissioner

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

18th February, 2020
Monika Bickert, Facebook’s head of global policy management, in Dublin. She said that said that any new regulations on social media would have implications for free speech and privacy. Picture: Lorcan Mullally

Facebook’s effort to draw the European Commission into a consultation on how to limit harmful content has been met with a warning that it faces penalties if it does not take more responsibility.

Mark Zuckerberg met EU officials in Brussels today after the company published a white paper called “Charting a Way Forward on Online Content Regulation”. The document calls for greater regulation of social media content and explores the different ways this...

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