Facebook's founder advocates more regulation of technology, including its social network, even if it means hurting the business in the short term.
In an opinion article published in the newspaper Financial Times, this Sunday, the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, defended that more regulation is needed on technological companies, namely for social networks like yours.
"I believe that good regulation can damage Facebook's business in the short term, but in the long run it is better for everyone, including us," said the social network's chief executive.
“I don't think that private companies should make so many decisions alone when they are touching on fundamental democratic values. Companies like mine need better supervision when making decisions, ”he wrote in the British newspaper.
The Facebook founder points out that he is asking for new legislation, but that does not mean that he is trying to pass the responsibility on to others.
“To make it clear, this is not about taking responsibility. Facebook is not waiting for regulation; we continue to make progress on these issues alone ”, he recalls.
This article follows on from an intervention by Zuckerberg at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, which took place this weekend, in which he considered that Facebook should accept some kind of state regulation.
This week, the leader of the American social network will continue his visit to Europe, where he has scheduled meetings with the European Commission, namely with the European commissioner for the digital market and competition, Margrethe Vestager.