Clapper: We Need Regulation for Social Media — ‘Something Akin’ to the FCC

‘We have nothing comparable for the social media platforms’

Clapper: We Need Regulation for Social Media — ‘Something Akin’ to the FCC (Breitbart)

Thursday on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper argued for more regulation of social media.

The embattled critic of President Donald Trump suggested an agency akin to the Federal Communications Commission could be suitable for such a regulatory role.

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CLAPPER: Well, you mentioned Silicon Valley. And here, I think that we may be in agreement. And I’ve specifically, speaking of the social media platforms…

HEWITT: Yes.

CLAPPER: And I do, which right now actually have, you know, virtually no regulation, I believe, and I’ve said this publicly, that what we need for the social media platforms is something akin to the Federal Communications Commission, which was set up in the 1920s to regulate radio and later television. We have nothing comparable for the social media platforms. And as we’ve seen, they’d like to just regulate themselves. I believe they need oversight and regulation from the government.

 

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