Regulation of Facebook: Nothing is for free

Facebook Lobbyist Nick Clegg praises the services of his medium and calls for more regulation. Behind his plea of self-interest is but. Nick Clegg, politics,

Regulation of Facebook: Nothing is for free

Facebook Lobbyist Nick Clegg praises the services of his medium and calls for more regulation. Behind his plea of self-interest is but.

Nick Clegg, politics, the boss of Facebook, speaks during the innovation conference DLD photo: Lino Mirgeler/dpa

former British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was on Monday a guest of the Digital Live Design conference (DLD) in 2020 in Munich. Clegg was bought in the fall of 2018 Facebook and since then as a communication spin fair weather for the Store. His appearance at the DLD in Munich, attracted headlines.

"We need to be regulated" is the title of his almost accidental Interviews supplication in the süddeutsche Zeitung. "We do not want to prevent regulation, quite the contrary," writes Clegg in a guest contribution for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, where he frömmelt: "We do not accept the need for new regulation in many areas for a Long time, but we want to also address the implementation of finally." Its subliminal message: The policy does not come from the Quark, and Facebook have nothing to reproach. This much could be said. For example, that Clegg is playing always the same record.

Unfortunately, no one knew at the DLD on Monday that the Saudis Jeff Bezos WhatsApp Account had hacked. The Amazon boss is a part-time job Yes also the owner of the Washington Post, for the of the of the Saudis murdered a columnist Jamal Khashoggi has written. Here, Facebook, and daughter WhatsApp make it clear in the Nicest possible way, what can so all have to go wrong in the digital world. In the case of Facebook hidden Manipulation, political nonsense and hatred can be spread. And in the case of WhatsApp shortened messages or provide anyway, and misunderstandings that would happen in a direct conversation so never.

Clegg has in Munich is of course, all the accusations that Facebook was a democracy and communication killer, with indignation rejected. Tens of thousands of "Cleaner" worked, eventually, around the world, to clean up the mess. Since 2016 Facebook have reduced the number of misleading information by 50 percent, according to Clegg. What means, unfortunately, that the glass is always half full. And now the policy is to regulate me, please me. Of course, to rule out what Facebook has in the end really scared.

Because competition authorities such as the Federal cartel office not are currently checking whether the corporations are already too powerful and breaks should be. "To ensure that technology is used in the sense of the society, it is better to regulate the technology industry, as a smash is simply a successful company," writes Clegg so openly in the FAZ. When DLD he gushed that it is great of mankind, ad-supported services and free-of-charge offer.

Which brings us back to Fake News; the Free TV was never free. The advertising numbers to the customers in their shopping. In Clegg's mother language: "If you're not paying for the service, you're the product."

Date Of Update: 26 January 2020, 13:00

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