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We cannot be an Internet Police: Facebook Spokesperson

October 09, 2019

We cannot be an Internet Police: Facebook Spokesperson

In the recent interview with Spanish Daily El Pais, Nick Clegg said that they have made mistakes in controlling the use of its data and has improved its monitoring of fake news but can’t be expected to police the global internet.

He is the Vice President of global affairs and communication at Facebook. He stated, “We work with organizations that monitor whether something is true or not, whether there are exaggerations or false facts. But we can’t be a policeman on the internet saying what is acceptable or what is absolutely true. The freedom to say stupid things is the freedom of an open society.”

Facebook and many other companies have been criticized in regard to data privacy and the manipulation of data. After the Russians election scandal and Cambridge Analytica academic, Facebook hit a lot of skepticism and admits to having made mistakes.

Clegg also added an assuring statement that “The goal is to minimize errors and falls, but we must not believe that we can eliminate errors or data leaks. Every time there is an interruption of services we have to know why, solve the problem and do what we can to prevent it from happening again.”

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