Guy Verhofstadt: Mark Zuckerberg loses control of Facebook as ‘self-regulation’ fails

There can be little doubt that monopoly control over millions of people’s personal data and the flow of news and information online poses a clear and present threat to democracy.

And Facebook’s management has shown time and again that it cannot be trusted to behave responsibly.

When Mark Zuckerberg, the chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Facebook, appeared before the European Parliament in May, I suggested to him that he had lost control of his company.

As one of the few politicians ever to have confronted Zuckerberg in person, I was happy for the opportunity. But, much to my frustration, I did not receive a direct verbal response to any of my questions.

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