What worries Zuckerberg more than online speech rules?

Britain's plans to regulate online content have triggered an unsurprising furore about censorship. But that's largely fine with the technology giants - because it distracts attention from a bigger problem that goes to the heart of their business model.

The White Paper on online harms, published last week, is an effort to curb the online spread of dangerous content, such as incitement to terrorism.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 16, 2019, with the headline 'What worries Zuckerberg more than online speech rules?'. Print Edition | Subscribe