Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has called on Saturday for more regulation around "harmful content" on the internet, writes the BBC. According to Zuckerberg, companies such as Facebook should not be responsible for assessing whether certain content on the platform falls under freedom of expression.
Zuckerberg said that during a conference in Munich on safety. He urged governments to introduce new rules for social media.
The Facebook CEO warned that too much regulation could lead to individuals being unable to express themselves properly online.
Increasing pressure is being put on large social media companies such as Facebook to prevent the spread of false information. Zuckerberg admitted during the conference that, for example, the company did not realize on time how great the foreign influence on the platform is.
Facebook has been regularly criticized in the past for its policy on political advertisements. Since last year, these advertisements have therefore had to state, among other things, who paid for it.
The company has hired a team of 35,000 people to check the content and security of the platform. In this way, more than one million fake accounts are deleted every day.