Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, the world’s largest social website, has advised all governments in the world to adopt the appropriate regulatory system for social media.
The Facebook founder has given the proposal to governments at a time when new regulatory systems are under discussion in Pakistan due to the spread of misinformation on social media around the world.
Talk of bringing regulatory systems to social media, especially popular websites and applications like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, continues to spread misinformation not only in Europe and the US but also in Asia and Africa.
There has been a heated debate in Pakistan for the past few weeks for monitoring social media and digital content and bringing regulatory systems to the content there, and the government has also introduced a regulatory system.
Now Facebook’s founders have suggested to governments around the world, and especially to European and American countries, to adopt appropriate regulatory systems for social media.
Speaking during a security conference in the city of Munich, Switzerland, Mark Zuckerberg said that the appropriate rules for governments should be introduced to play a role in preventing the spread of hateful and inaccurate content, according to the BBC.
The Facebook founder said what kind of content should go ahead or what kind of speech should be spread is not the job of other social websites, including Facebook.
He made it clear that Facebook believes in the freedom of expression, but governments must play a role in preventing the spread of false information and the online transmission of hateful content.
Although Mark Zuckerberg suggested governments around the world should bring in social media regulatory systems, he also demanded that rules and regulations should be flexible and they should not affect freedom of expression.
The three-day conference took place from February 14 to 16, which also presented reports on digital security.