Parliamentary president will have new Facebook debate

Parliamentary President Olemic ThommessenParliamentary President Olemic Thommessen.Photo: Ned Alley / NTB scanpix

Parliamentary President Olemic Thommessen is concerned over the lack of transparency and censorship of social media. Getting a Norwegian initiative enough “likes,” there will be debate in the Council of Europe in October.

– It’s become clear to us the last time that so-called non-edited media still carries out extensive sorting and grading.

We believe there must be a requirement of openness and transparency when it comes to the rules that companies operate with, said Thommessen to news agency NTB.

– We believe there is reason to expect transparency in how they run editing and to what extent they do, says parliament president.


Thommessen took up the question of what he describes as censorship in social media like Facebook, with colleagues from several countries during a conference of parliament presidents under the auspices of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg before the weekend.

Now it will be up to the Conservatives Ingjerd Schou, who heads the Norwegian delegation in Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, to provide adequate support for the Norwegian initiative at the next meeting in October.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today


1 Comment on "Parliamentary president will have new Facebook debate"

  1. Amazing considering there is unofficial censorship of news in Norway in Newspapers and online. Don’t worry about Facebook so much, deal with the censorship issues in the news outlets that we all know are happening.

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