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Facebook boss to meet government officials over content regulations

Senior exec visits Ireland as social network prepares for new rules on harmful posts and online speech

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

16th February, 2020
Monika Bickert. Picture: Getty

Facebook will meet with Irish officials next week as the company braces itself for new regulations forcing it to protect users from harmful and illegal content online.

The social network’s vice-president of global policy management Monika Bickert is meeting a number of officials in Europe as part of a tour of the region as momentum grows for new rules to regulate online speech.

Last week the British government outlined plans to fine social...

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