A chief spokesman for Facebook said the company was ready to monitor its procedures and ensure that they were not harmful to users. Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs, defended the company’s business practices against allegations by a whistleblower that it was more about profit than users’ well-being.
Algorithms “should be taken into account by regulation, if necessary, so that our systems can match what people are told to do from what is actually going on,” Clegg said. -On Sunday appearance.
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Nick Clegg, vice president of global affairs and Facebook Inc. Communications, speaking to reporters at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, aimed to move away from the Christchurch call effort and promote violent extremism online.
The leaders of France and New Zealand will hold a summit with representatives of major global technology companies in Paris on Wednesday as governments and the Silicon Valley provoke hate speech and violence on the Internet.
Clegg also said that Facebook is ready to change Rule 1996 of the U.S. Act, which separates companies from the responsibility of companies that users post to. Facebook is open to controlling those security, “they continue to use the systems and their policies as they wish,” he said.
Last week, Francis Hogan, Facebook’s former product manager, told a panel of the Senate Business Council that the company’s profit-seeking provoked division and affected the mental health of young users. His testimony came in the context of a series of stories in the Wall Street Journal that were based on internal Facebook research shared by Hogan. Hogan also sent information to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The testimony gave impetus to the recent efforts of lawmakers to enact legislation to further control the social media organization. Lawmakers, among others, are considering bills to restrict litigation against such companies and increase user privacy protections.
Senator Amy Globuscher said the Whistle-blower’s allegations show the need to strengthen enforcement. The Minnesota Democrats have blamed congressional inaction on the technology department’s campaign.
“In every corner you go around, there are tech enthusiasts who have money to throw around town, so lawmakers are listening to them instead of asking for the facts,” Globuscher said. ”