In a statement that was also published as an op-ed in the Washington Post, Zuckerberg said the company is seeking regulations that would set baselines for prohibited content and require companies to build systems for keeping harmful content to a minimum.
"These are important for keeping our community safe".
Zuckerberg said there had been a lot of important elections since 2016 that have been relatively clean and demonstrated the defenses it has built up to protect their integrity. "Facebook could potentially have a direct relationship with publishers in order to make sure that their content is available if it's really high-quality content".
"We want this to surface high quality and trustworthy information", Zuckerberg said in the video.
Under pressure from European Union regulators to do more to guard against foreign meddling in the bloc's upcoming legislative election, Facebook toughened its rules on political advertising in Europe last week.
He wrote, "Every day we make decisions about what speech is harmful, what constitutes political advertising, and how to prevent sophisticated cyberattacks".
Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner watchdog is now investigating Facebook under new European privacy laws outlined in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). "I think that when people ask us whether we're a media company or a publisher, my understanding of the heart of what they're getting at is, do we feel responsibility for the content that's on our platform", Zuckerberg explained.
"So I think the biggest worry for Facebook right now is this looming suspicion that regulators might look back on the past 10 years and be, like, 'Wow, you know Facebook has acquired Instagram, they acquired WhatsApp, they have basically what might be called a monopoly on social networking, ' " Isaac said. The move has also increased concerns about transparency into how Facebook's data collection works.
Regardless of whatever problems may be plaguing Facebook and other tech platforms, Carr said, relying on more government control or censorship is not the best path forward.
Zuckerberg reiterated that Facebook did not want to be a "publisher", a longstanding position it has taken to avoid being considered a media company, but was willing to be a partner for the sector.