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European Commission rejects proposal to regulate Facebook social networks

The European Commission rejected the proposal presented by Facebook about the regulation of content on social networks, making it clear that the platform will have to assume responsibility for what is published in it. According to Thierry Breton, Commissioner for the Internal Market, Facebook has to adapt to European rules and not the other way around.

Not enough. too slow and insufficient in terms of responsibility and regulation, defended Thierry Breton. The commissioner also argues that the social network's proposal does not mention its dominance in the market, nor does it clearly define its duties, advances the Financial Times.

The decision comes in the context of the visit of Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, to Brussels for a meeting with Thierry Breton, Vera Jourov, European Justice Commissioner, and also with Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President of the Digital Era portfolio.

I want companies like Facebook to strive to defend Democracy, said Vera Jourov, indicating that the social network cannot distance itself from all responsibility. The commission defends that the platform has to decide what it wants to be as a company and what values ??it wants to promote. It is not up to governments or regulators to decide whether Facebook is a force for good or evil, says the official.

In addition to presenting the final plans on the Artificial Intelligence approach on the 19th of February, the European Commission will present a series of proposals regarding the regulation of the North American technological giants, something that can challenge the dominance of companies such as Facebook, Google and Amazon.

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