The DA has stated its intention to have Facebook summoned to Parliament to account for several matters, such as its role in misinformation and digital privacy.
The DA noted, “The reason for summoning Facebook – which has an office in Johannesburg – is with the view of ascertaining what steps the tech giant will be taking in tackling harmful misinformation. The spread of COVID-related misinformation primarily through Facebook and WhatsApp – a company owned by Facebook – highlights the need for Parliament to take an active role in curbing misinformation.”
Moreover, the statement stressed the need to see progress in the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) propagated by the state. The statement claimed that despite actively championing 4IR, the work to actually advance digitization in the country is believed to still be moving slowly.
See the post below.
The DA is requesting that Facebook be summoned to Parliament to account on several matters including its role in misinformation and the protection of the digital privacy of its South African users. – @zilevandamme https://t.co/nrlummuQX6
— Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) February 15, 2021