‘Politicians probe Facebook’

Published on 9 July 2013 at 11:31

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Between now and the end of the summer, the Danish parliament may hold hearings on a plan to conduct a "political dialogue" with Facebook, announces Berlingske.
“The values of this medium do not correspond to traditional Danish values such as the freedom of speech,” argues the culture and media spokesman for the ruling social-democratic party, Mogens Jensen, who is behind the initiative, notably prompted by the social network’s refusal to publish nude photos. If dialogue fails to produce results, the MP will attempt to convince the population, NGOs, the media and politicians to avoid using Facebook.
For the liberal party, Venstre, the bid to exert pressure on Facebook should first and foremost be a matter for the EU. The daily cites Copenhagen University Professor of Political Science Peter Nedergaard, who points out that the EU could opt to regulate Facebook, “in particular because the company benefits from a virtual monopoly”.

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