Mark Zuckerberg, Managing Director Facebook, has taken a clear stand against China's online regulation model, claiming it violates human rights. He believes that countries like China are less democratic than Western countries and that it is dangerous to spread such models.
In an online discussion with the European Union's Internal Market Commissioner, Thierry Breton said: "It simply came to our notice then. I am concerned about the expansion of this model in other countries. The best antidote is to have a clear framework of regulations that will start in the western democracies and become a model for the rest of the world. "
This is the latest case of his "confrontation" with China, as last year Mark Zuckerberg, in an effort to prevent China, said it was important not to allow the country to influence its regulations. Internet. In addition, last October, he filed a complaint Tik Tok, for government censorship through messages for protests in Hong Kong.
When Breton rejected Mark Zuckerberg's plans for a platform regulation framework, the climate between them changed slightly. The commissioner called for a model of governance between platforms and institutions, and said: "It simply came to our notice then. The less I have to supervise, the better; we will be able to act faster. "
The commission is preparing a package of laws on how companies will deal with illegal content on the Internet, which will include, in advance, the requirements for gatekeeper platforms. Future laws will of course target Facebook. "It worked very well for telecommunications and we will do the same for platforms that can play a very important role."
According to Mark Zuckerberg, the real question is "Which of the two models will established in the world ", and will be able to be answered in the next 5 to 10 years.
"It simply came to our notice then Europeans is that when the European Union sets policies, it becomes a model in the world. "