MUNICH — Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg called on Western governments to provide regulatory guidance for how social media companies can identify the boundaries of “what discourse should be allowed” on their platforms.
Kinda get Facebook wanting to pass the buck on something like this. They’re getting shit on from both sides (with reason) and they’d probably like to have a rule to point to for backup on contentious decisions they make.
You do realise that there are elections going on perpetually around the world, This would simply mean no political ads, never. And if Facebook can't post political ads, why would newspapers, radio stations, magasins, billboards and tv stations be allowed to. How about no political ads ever, nowhere. No political income for nobody!
After becoming one of the richest people in the history of our solar system, I’m now asking other people to give me moral guidance. Right now seems like a good time to stop and ask what should be allowed, and what’s the right thing to do?
Until now this question has been just too hard to answer. Now that I’m one of the most wealthy and powerful people on the planet, this actually seems like a perfect moment to begin asking myself—I mean other people—the tough ethical questions.