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10/24, 2:37 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Facebook exec: Tech firms need more regulation

Facebook's Global Policy Management head, Monika Bickert (pictured), said that tech companies "need regulation" as they should not be the ones that make rules on certain issues.

"At Facebook we've advocated for democratic governments to set new rules for the internet on areas like harmful content, privacy, data, and elections, because we believe that businesses like ours should not be making these decisions on our own," Bickert said in an article written for the Sunday Telegraph.

The comments come ahead of Facebook's former employee Frances Haugen's testimony before the United Kingdom Parliament. Earlier, the whistleblower leaked thousands of internal documents and testified before the United States Congress about the tech giant's practices. Among other things, she claimed the company knowingly contributed to the violent riots in the US and is choosing profits over users' safety.

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