Zuckerberg: social media regulation 'inevitable'

Zuckerberg: social media regulation 'inevitable'

The question and answer session was more heated and direct on the subject than Tuesday's hearing, which featured a grab bag of questions ranging from the Cambridge Analytica revelations to the basic facets of Facebook's business model. Zuckerberg must be getting used to this by now. Congressman Joe Barton of Texas relayed a question from one of his Facebook followers in which they asked why Facebook is "censoring conservative vloggers Diamond & Silk". Joining us now is NPR's Alina Selyukh. "It's a moment to reflect on how far we've come from that dorm room at Harvard and how far we still have to go to bring the world closer together".

SELYUKH: So far, we're seeing a lot of the same themes that played out yesterday. And his company regained more than $25 billion in market value that is had lost since it was revealed in March that Cambridge Analytica, a data-mining firm affiliated with Donald Trump's presidential campaign, gathered personal information from 87 million users to try to influence elections. Here's how he opened this morning. So that's why Mark Zuckerberg and certainly the heads of other social networks like this have really maintained that "We are the platform not the publisher". It was my mistake, and I am sorry. The company also added that it doesn't track users or target ads at them via the Like button, and that it deletes or anonymized the data after 90 days of using it.

"I agree", Pallone said.

According to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's audits of data harvesting by outside apps will take "many months" to complete. Facebook has over 20 crore users in the country. In fact, it may be the only truly valuable thing about Facebook.

In 2015, Facebook was threatened with a 250,000 euro per day fine unless it stopped this sort of tracking against internet users who didn't even have Facebook accounts.

Zuckerberg responded by first noting that "t$3 he average American uses eight different apps to communicate with their friends and stay in touch with people".

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"We're working on doing that as quickly as possible". It's a broad system. Today Zuckerberg told Congress that yes, it would roll out GDPR-style protections globally. They're not letting him talk for a long time. Now, you know that and I know that. "Because hate speech is very language-specific, it's hard to [detect] it without people who speak the local language, and we need to ramp up our effort there dramatically". But that could change if Democrats take control of Congress in midterm elections this year. She's a Democrat from California.

The social media company informed its users that a message would be sent out on Monday detailing how the platform has shared personal information with third-party applications. Mr Durbin asked during a closely watched hearing about online digital privacy and Facebook's role in what happens to personal information once users join the platform.

Zuckerberg said that non-Facebook users can only opt out of ad tracking.

"What we allow is for advertisers to tell us who they want to reach".

When asked what recent tech-related PR crisis was handled the best, almost half of respondents cited Apple's admissions in December 2017 that it had intentionally slowed down the performance of older iPhone models via its operating software updates. "So my position is not that there should be no regulation, but I also think that you have to be careful about regulation you put in place".