Facebook’s chief Mark Zuckerberg calls for the government’s ‘active role’ in regulating the internet. To protect people from harm, he argues the needs of new regulations of these four areas: harmful content, protection of elections, privacy, and data portability. Zuckerberg said that he would support more countries that adopt rules in line with the European union’s sweeping General Data Protection Regulation. The GDPR gives powers to regulators to sanction those organizations that fail to secure personal data processes. Moreover, he also believed that it would be good for the internet if many countries choose GDPR as a common framework.

Zuckerburg said that there should be an agreed-upon standard of what is considered harmful content. He believed that all companies, not just Facebook and internet, can use that standard to safeguard platforms. A report also says that Facebook has already made vital development in political ads. Advertisers from different countries must verify their identities before buying political ads. Also, the legislation governing the internet allowed entrepreneurs to create services that changed the world and created a lot of value in people’s lives. “It is now time to update the rules to define clear responsibilities for people, companies, and governments going forward”, the Facebook chief added.