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MDG wants a temporary ban on Facebook in Norway

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– We believe this is illegal, and the government must clarify this so that Meta cannot travel as they wish, says Torkil Vederhus in MDG. Photo: Beate Oma Dahle / NTB

Of NTB | 02.06.2024 15:42:59

Policy: Recently, Facebook owner Meta announced that from June 26 they will train their AI models on users’ photos and posts. MDG believes this is invasive of Norwegians’ privacy and therefore wants to ask the government to introduce a temporary ban on Facebook in Norway, writes NRK.

– We believe this is illegal, and the government must clarify this so that Meta cannot go about as they please, says Torkil Vederhus, digital policy spokesperson for MDG.

He believes Meta should obtain consent from users before using their data for new purposes.

– When Norwegians uploaded pictures or wrote on Facebook, it was to share it with their friends, not to train an AI model. It is not enough to make a form so that you may be allowed to leave, says Vederhus.

He says the MDG next week will ask questions to Minister for Digitalisation Karianne Tung (Ap) in Parliament about the legality of Meta’s actions and what she wants to do to stop this.

In order to prevent Facebook from starting the AI ​​training, Vederhus believes that the authorities should introduce a temporary ban before 26 June.

(© NTB)

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