Facebook will continue to allow people to make false claims & spread disinformation, believing regulation should come from Governments. Ok, then it is clear to me the EU should regulate & take control. A voluntary approach has failed.

Guy Verhofstadt, former prime minister of Belgium

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@sl007 I fear for social networks like Mastodon when politicians get serious about regulating social media - regulations are normally written for the big players and I think there is a real danger that they will contain punitive requirements that could make it unviable to run small social networks. The worst of it is that most small networks have none of the bad stuff and are part of the solution, probably more so than regulation.

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