What happens in Europe, doesn’t stay in Europe — why EU social media regulation matters to you

Why EU Social Media Regulation Matters To You | GZERO World

The EU just approved the Digital Services Act, which for the first time will mandate social media companies come clean about what they do with our data.

Okay, but perhaps you don't live there. Why should you care?

First, transparency matters, says Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen.


Second, she tells Ian Bremmer on GZERO World, the EU is not telling social media firms exactly how to change their ways — but rather saying: "We want a different relationship. We want you to disclose risks. We want you to just actually give access to data."

And third, Haugen believes that if it works in Europe, the DSA will help shape law in other parts of the world too.

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