The hidden pitfalls of digital regulation4 min read . Updated: 28 Mar 2018, 04:24 AM IST
Regulation that hampers product innovation or user experience will help Facebook, which already benefits from network externalities
Facebook has been at the centre of public debate since the news of Russian trolls influencing the 2016 US presidential elections. The Cambridge Analytica controversy has given new life to calls for government regulation. Most tech companies are usually wary of government involvement and adopt a proactive approach to self-regulate instead. But Facebook founder and chief executive officer (CEO) Mark Zuckerberg has come out in favour of some government regulation. He told Wired, “The question isn’t, ‘Should there be regulation or shouldn’t there be?’ It’s ‘How do you do it?’"
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