Facebook’s call for global Internet regulation sparks debate


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  • Tuesday, 02 Apr 2019

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 10, 2018, one hundred cardboard cutouts of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg stand outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, April 10, 2018. - As Facebook approaches its 15th anniversary, the social network has made strides toward Mark Zuckerberg's goal of connecting the world. But it has also made some huge missteps that has turned some of its friends into enemies. The online social network founded on February 4, 2004 in Zuckerberg's Harvard University dorm is now in an adolescence with grown-up burdens of being held accountable for its behavior and playing in a world where people can be nasty. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

WASHINGTON: Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg’s call for “globally harmonised” online regulation raises questions about how Internet platforms can deal with concerns about misinformation and abusive content while remaining open to free speech. 

Here are key questions about the latest proposal from Facebook:  

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