Zuckerberg meets with top EU officials ahead of release of new tech rules

Zuckerberg meets with top EU officials ahead of release of new tech rules
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Facebook CEO Mark ZuckerbergMark Elliot ZuckerbergZuckerberg, Gates team up to contribute M for research into coronavirus treatments Health experts embrace social media to fight coronavirus Hillicon Valley: Facebook launches portal for coronavirus information | EU sees spike in Russian misinformation on outbreak | Senate Dem bill would encourage mail-in voting | Lawmakers question safety of Google virus website MORE met with European Union officials Monday in Brussels before new proposals on regulating artificial intelligence are proposed, The Associated Press reported. 

Zuckerberg met with Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s executive vice president of the European Commission for a Europe Fit for the Digital Age, according to the AP. 

Zuckerberg also met with Thierry Breton, commissioner for the internal market, and Vera Jourova, vice president for values and transparency, according to the newswire. 

Vestager is set to release the first draft of the EU’s proposed artificial intelligence regulations on Wednesday, according to the AP. 

The proposed regulations on facial recognition and digital strategy could affect Facebook and other tech giants such as Google and Apple. 

Facebook also released a white paper Monday on “charting a way forward online content regulation.” Facebook outlines considerations regulators should consider when proposing regulations that could impact tech companies.