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French President Emmanuel Macron Takes on Facebook and Other Tech Firms Over Regulation

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Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg, left meets with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace after the "Tech for Good" summit, in Paris, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. French President Emmanuel Macron seeks to persuade Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other internet giants to discuss tax and data protection issues at a Paris meeting set to focus on how they could use their global influence for the public good. (Christophe Petit Tesson/Pool via AP)

The following is an excerpt from ANGELA CHARLTON & SYLVIE CORBET | May 24, 2018 | Time.com |

(PARIS) — French President Emmanuel Macron took on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other internet giants Wednesday at a Paris meeting to discuss personal data protection and taxes as France pushes for tougher European regulations.

Macron welcomed Zuckerberg and the leaders of dozens of other tech companies, including Microsoft, Uber, and IBM, at a “Tech for Good” conference meant to address how they could use their global influence for the public good.

The meeting came as Facebook, Google and other online giants are increasingly seen by the public as predators that abuse personal data, avoid taxes and stifle competition.

Macron, who also met privately with Zuckerberg at the presidential Elysee palace, said beforehand that he would keep asking the Facebook co-founder to make “commitments.”

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