PARIS (Reuters) – Facebook’s (FB.O) Mark Zuckerberg hailed on Friday France’s efforts to regulate hateful content online as a model for the European Union after meeting French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris.
“I’m encouraged and optimistic about the regulatory framework that will be put in place,” Zuckerberg told reporters at Facebook’s Paris headquarters. “It’s going to be hard for us, and there’s going to be things in there that we disagree with. That’s natural.”
“But in order for people to trust the internet overall and overtime, there needs to be the right regulation put in place,” he said. “And I think the best way for that to get put in place is by governments like this one that are being thoughtful and diligent about how to do this.”
A report commissioned by Macron published earlier on Friday recommends increasing oversight over the world’s largest social media network and allowing an independent regulator to police the efforts of large…
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