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Comment: Facebook's metaverse aspirations tied to privacy, antitrust regulation

By Mike Swift
  • 01 Nov 2021 16:55
  • 01 Nov 2021 18:30
As Mark Zuckerberg spun his vision last week for the metaverse and Facebook’s transformation into a company built on immersive experiences through virtual and augmented reality, he devoted significant time to a chat with the company’s global affairs chief, Nick Clegg, about regulatory questions.
Their most basic metaverse principle: “Never

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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