In an op-ed published by The Washington Post, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg calls for internet regulation in four areas. Perhaps he is pressing ahead to shape inevitable regulation in his company’s favor, or maybe he wants to ensure that others face the same scrutiny as his prominent platform does. Some commentators have accused Zuckerberg of trying to outsource the costs and responsibility for protecting the public from potential misuses of his platform. Regardless of his motives, Zuckerberg’s proposal for a new regulatory framework constitutes a sensible starting point for discussing the future of internet governance.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why governments must become more active at regulating and policing the internet, and
- What four areas future internet rules must address.
About the Author
Mark Zuckerberg is founder and CEO of the social media platform Facebook.