Three Reasons Why Facebook's Zuckerberg Wants More Government Regulation

Arthur

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants more government regulation of social media. In a March 30 op-ed for the Washington Post, Zuckerberg trots out the innocent-sounding pablum we've come to expect from him.

But what sort of regulation will this be? Specifically, Zuckerberg concludes "we need new regulation in four areas: harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability."

… Needless to say, anyone hearing such words from Zuckerberg should immediately assume this newfound support for regulation is calculated to help Facebook financially. After all, this is a man who lied repeatedly to his customers (and Congress) about who can access users' personal data, and how it will be used. He's a man who once referred to Facebook users as "Dumb F-cks." Facebook lied to customers (not be confused with the users) about the success of Facebook's video platform. The idea that Zuckerberg now voluntarily wants to sacrifice some of his own power and money for humanitarian purposes is, at best, highly doubtful. (Although politicians like Mark Warner seem to take it at face value.)

Fortunately for Zuckerberg, thanks to the economic realities of government regulation, he can both support government regulation and enrich himself personally.



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Nanfeishen

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He is nothing more than a government stooge masquerading as a "great entrepreneur" while providing an easy platform for authorities to monitor dissent.
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garp

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So he wants some kind of central authority to impose global regulations on the internet, and of course he wants a part in creating those rules? Yeah, right. Pull the other one. It's kind of strange how totalitarian the world is becoming.
 
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