On Saturday, the 30th of March 2019, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called for regulators to deploy more active tools and to play “more active roles” in establishing rules that could administrate the internet service providers in a better manner to make internet a better place, as the world’s largest social media tycoon had been vying to vent out a stockpile of criticisms and allegations of breaching privacy rules across the world.
In fact, Facebook had been under utter pressure to adequately screen contents and protect user privacy over its platform. On Saturday (March 30th), in a Washington post article, Zuckerberg had called for a standardized approach to remove contents which would keep internet companies well-shielded.
Asking for government initiatives to protect society from broader harms, Facebook Chief Executive Officer, Zuckerberg wrote in the Washington post article, “By updating the rules for the Internet, we can preserve what’s best about it - the freedom for people to express themselves and for entrepreneurs to build new things - while also protecting society from broader harms”.
Followed by the release of Washington post report, Zuckerberg had also added that his company and US administration had been negotiating a multi-billion-dollar financial penalty over potential privacy lapse. Apart from the freedom of people and protecting privacy concerns, Zuckerberg had also urged for an updated legislation to protect elections, which could involve new rules aimed at political advertising.