The co-founder and CEO of social media giant Facebook has asked for government regulation over internet content.
The calls comes amid the increasing number of pages and accounts in the said platform that propagating fake news, the latter already took an action by shutting down these entities.
Mark Zuckerberg says regulators and governments should play a more active role in controlling internet content.
In an op-ed published in the Washington Post, Facebook’s czar says the responsibility for monitoring harmful content is too great for firms alone.
Zuckerberg calls for new laws in four areas: “Harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability.”
It comes two weeks after a gunman used the site to livestream his attack on a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand.
“Lawmakers often tell me we have too much power over speech, and frankly I agree,” Mr Zuckerberg writes, adding that Facebook was “creating an independent body so people can appeal our decisions” about what is posted and what is taken down.
He also describes a new set of rules he would like to see enforced on tech companies.
These new regulations should be the same for all websites, he says, so that it’s easier to stop “harmful content” from spreading quickly across platforms.