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Zuckerberg meets EU Commissioners ahead of antitrust proposals

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Chairman and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg returns from a short break while testifying before the US House Financial Services Committee hearing on 'An Examination of Facebook and Its Impact on the Financial Services and Housing Sectors', on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 23 October 2019.

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Chairman and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg will meet on Monday Europe’s tech chief, Margrethe Vestager along with Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton and EU Commissioner for Justice Věra Jourová, days before the EU Commission unveils its antitrust proposals.
Breton and Vestager will present on Thursday their proposals on the creation of a single European data market, aimed at challenging the dominance of U.S. tech giants such as Facebook, Google and Amazon, and will also propose rules to govern the use of artificial intelligence, according to Reuters.
Zuckerberg’s last public appearance in Brussels was in 2018, when he was grilled by MEPs over the use of 2.7 million European Facebook users’ data by the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.
Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Zuckerberg said that harmful online content should be regulated and expressed his support to the creation of a global digital tax, while he also stated that Facebook must accept some form of state regulation.
 

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