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Facebook Urged US Lawmakers to Reform Online Platform Rules

Facebook Urged US Lawmakers to Reform Online Platform Rules

Facebook Urged US Lawmakers to Reform Online Platform Rules

In a hearing with US lawmakers held on Wednesday, Zuckerberg said: “platforms should be required to demonstrate that they have systems in place for identifying unlawful content and removing it.”

In an outlined testimony presented in front of a congressional panel, the subject in question “Section 230” — which bars internet services from taking accountability for content posted by others. 

The alarming rise in violence and abusive content was at the long end of this hearing with ever-increasing pressures on political institutions to hold platforms liable. 

“People of all political persuasions want to know that companies are taking responsibility for combatting unlawful content and activity on their platforms,” Zuckerberg said in a statement to the House of Representatives. 

The CEO of Facebook was adamant that Congress puts in place intermediary liability protection for unlawful content to tackle the spread of misinformation. Explaining that platforms cannot be liable for every piece of content that slides past their radar and that the requirements should be “proportionate to platform size and set by a third-party”.

Facebook Urged US Lawmakers to Reform Online Platform Rules

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