Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg wants her company to be involved in developing new rules to regulate the internet

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's Chief Operating Officer re-emphasized the social network's call for regulation on this Wednesday.

She said that the company wanted to be an active partner in expanding new laws to supervise the internet.

Sheryl Sandberg suggested that the law could be formed on the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation style (GDPR).

The EU law is more than a year old, and it regulates companies which gather and process a massive amount of information on residents of the European Union, demanding more transparency about the data they have and their sharing partners.

Sheryl Sandberg stated that similar companies like us should not make so many decisions as we do, new laws should be addressed for the internet, and we want to help to make sure it happens.



Sheryl Sandberg's statement suits the company's developing attitude as it faces criticism for it to be disintegrated, most prominently from Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat who is running for president.


Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated at the beginning of this year that the government should participate more actively in the case of election integrity, harmful content and data privacy.

Sandberg admitted at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France that Facebook was not ready for foreign interference that occurred during the 2016 United States presidential election on the social network.

Mark Zuckerberg has stated previously, that it is crazy to think that false news on the social network influenced voters in 2016.

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