By David Bruno
The world’s largest social media platform could face a future of tighter regulations and more stringent rules. Facebook (now known as Meta) and its various social media platforms (including Instagram, WhatsApp, and the core Facebook product) host more than half of the world’s population. This scale provides the tech giant unprecedented corporate, social, and, most importantly, political power in the social networking space. Amid the amount of power and influence the app wields, it’s been the subject of accusations for failing to prevent the spread of misinformation and inflaming tensions worldwide. However, it is the role that the app has played in impacting politics around the globe that is sending shockwaves and concerns among various regulatory spheres.
About the author(s)
David Bruno is a Tech policy analyst at the Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research. He specializes in anti-fraud and anti-corporate espionage systems worldwide. He also provides solutions to the financial sector for the digital and interactive FINTECH sectors.