The integrity of our future elections depends on structural reforms to how Facebook is allowed to operate
Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to the European parliament in Brussels appeared to hold the company accountable to the more than 500 million people represented by 28 countries in the EU, but was this just an optical illusion?
In fact, only seven MEPs spoke with him, and those seven had almost no time to prepare. The format allowed Zuckerberg to cherrypick his responses rather than reply to each individual point. As a former Google design ethicist who spent last week in Brussels with EU policymakers, I question whether this is real accountability or just a minimal concession.