Mark Zuckerberg calls for more regulation of internet


Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has urged governments and regulators to play a more active role in controlling internet content.

"By updating the rules for the internet, we can preserve what's best about it -- the freedom for people to express themselves and for entrepreneurs to build new things -- while also protecting society from broader harms," Zuckerberg wrote in an op-ed published in The Washington Post.

He argued that new regulations are needed in four areas - harmful content, protection of elections, privacy and data portability.

This comes just a day after facebook announced its decision to tighten live video streaming rules after the service was being used to broadcast deadly attacks in New Zealand.

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