Emmanuel Macron plans to “dismantle” Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp

The American group Meta, led by Mark Zuckerberg, controls Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp and virtual reality platform Oculus. He controls the most powerful social networks on the planet, which according to Emmanuel Macron, is an abuse of a dominant position and a danger to society. “Democratic societies cannot accept that platforms are in a monopoly situation, I am in favor of European competition regulators rearming against this risk,” he says.

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“On social media, you can kill reputations, spread fake news, drive people to suicide […]. When we read what Mark Zuckerberg thinks for example, or even Elon Musk, who became a shareholder of Twitter and who is a libertarian, we realize that they also have a vision of the world. Or the society that is taking shape in this way is not always democratic, ”explains Emmanuel Macron.

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The outgoing president is particularly opposed to the concept of anonymity on social networks. “In a democratic society, there should be no anonymity. You can’t walk in the street wearing a hood. On the Internet, people allow themselves, because they are hooded behind a nickname, to say the worst abjections,” he explains.

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