Mark Zuckerberg Calls on Congress to Impose Age Limits on Internet Access After Facebook Outage

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called Tuesday for Congress to regulate who could use the internet, saying it was the “right body to assess tradeoffs between social equities.”

“I don’t believe private companies should make all of the decisions on their own,” Zuckerberg said in an evening statement, which came a day after his company’s top services — Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram — crashed around the globe.

He then called on Congress to pass a law imposing an age restriction on certain internet usage, and to determine identification requirements that websites such as Facebook should impose on their users.

“That’s why we have advocated for updated internet regulations for several years now,” Zuckerberg wrote. “I
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