A better way to tax companies like Facebook

Nick Clegg, Facebook’s new vice president for global affairs and communication, on Monday called on governments to find “a better way to like Facebook.”

Clegg, who made the comment in an interview with the BBC, also said it is “unbalanced” that Facebook pays the majority of its taxes in the U.S. “even though the vast majority of Facebook’s users are outside the United States.”

“That is what needs to change,” added Clegg, who is also a former U.K. deputy prime minister.

Clegg also said in a speech Monday that Facebook plans to set up a “war room” based in Dublin to fight fake news ahead of elections in the European Union this spring.

“This approach will help boost our rapid response efforts to fight misinformation, bringing together dozens of experts from across the company — including from our threat intelligence, science, engineering, research, community operations and legal teams,” Clegg said, according to The Guardian.

“They will work closely with the lawmakers, election commissions, other tech companies, academics and civil society groups to continue the fight against fake news, prevent the spread of voter suppression efforts and further integrate the large number of teams working on these important issues across Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp,” he added.

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