Facebook is not used to being scrutinized. The social media giant has long thrived on the constant need to defend its users and advertising revenues. That is about to change, says Facebook’s newly appointed Head of Global Policy Management Nick Clegg.
“When we see these things, we don’t worry about being a media company and we don’t worry about being a company. We’re a social media platform and we have to operate with the same compliance and the same scrutiny of a media company, a company,” Clegg said in an interview with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto.
He argues that the platform should be understood as an “information superhighway” that deserves a full set of regulations similar to what the U.S. sees as a “condemnation free zone.” Clegg says, “It’s not an Internet free-for-all, it’s a private information highway. We have to obey the same rules and the same rules of privacy as the rest of the world. That’s the way the law has to be, not some nicety that it’s based on having more respect for people, but the same rules.”