Facebook’s Zuckerberg calls for ‘updated internet regulations’


Screen Shot 2019-03-31 at 11.31.51 AM31 March 2019 | Reuters | EuroNews

Maybe what Zuch has in mind is a sort of like ‘closed internet.’

You know, a one-size-fits all ‘internet’ where someone – you know, like Facebook- could run it, control it, censor it. You know, ‘regulate’ it.

They could call it names like Free Basics  or internet.org or Facebook Zero and people around the world could use it to access ‘the internet.’

Well, Facebook’s version of ‘the internet.’

Here is a list of some of the ‘sites’ available on Facebook’s version of ‘the internet.’

The following websites are accessible via the service, although not all are available in certain countries:

which are currently available in these countries:

Perfect. Good bye tampering! Good bye any problems at all! Facebook IS the internet!

“In 2015, researchers evaluating how Facebook Zero shapes information and communication technologies (ICT) usage in the developing world found that 11% of Indonesians who said they used Facebook also said they did not use the Internet. 65% of Nigerians, and 61% of Indonesians agree with the statement that “Facebook is the Internet” compared with only 5% in the US.”

James Porteous


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg called on Saturday for regulators to play a “more active role” in establishing rules that govern the internet, as the world’s largest social media network struggles to defuse criticism.

Zuckerberg, whose company is under pressure for failing to adequately police content and protect user privacy on its platform, wrote in a Washington Post article that a “standardized approach” for removing content would help keep internet companies “accountable.”

“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,” Zuckerberg wrote.

His comments followed a Washington Post report saying the U.S. government and Facebook were negotiating a multibillion-dollar fine settlement over the company’s privacy lapses.

Zuckerberg also called for updated legislation focused on protecting elections, including new rules aimed at online political advertising that “reflect the reality of the threats” faced by social media companies.

U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies say Russian internet trolls helped spread divisive content and disinformation on Facebook in the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

(Reporting by Christopher Bing; Editing by Richard Chang)

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