MDG wants a temporary ban on new Facebook rules in Norway

MDG wants a temporary ban on new Facebook rules in Norway

Recently, Facebook owner Meta announced that starting June 26, it will train its AI models on users' photos and posts. The MDG writes that it believes this invades the privacy of Norwegians and therefore wants to ask the government to introduce a temporary ban on the practice in Norway. NRK And Television 2.

– We believe this is illegal and the government needs to make it clear that Meta cannot travel as they wish, says Torgil Wederhus, MDG's party secretary and digital policy spokesperson.

He believes Meta should seek users' consent before using their data for new purposes.

– When Norwegians upload pictures or write on Facebook, it's to share with their friends, not to train an AI model. Waderhus says it's not enough to just create a form to be allowed to leave.

– I have to leave

He says the MDG will ask Digitization Minister Karian Tung (AP) questions in Parliament next week about the legality of Meta's actions and what he intends to do to stop it.

Vederhus believes authorities should introduce a temporary ban before June 26 to prevent Facebook from starting AI training.

AI expert Inga Stromke said Television 2 On Saturday, he will delete his Facebook profile against the new KI rules. Vaderhus tells the channel he's considering doing just that, as is Venstre's Alfred Bjorlow.

– I think it is very difficult. “My spinal reflex is to delete the profile and leave,” Bjorlo tells the channel.

– Unheard of

Bjorlo informs NTB that he sent a written question to the digitization minister on Sunday about the controversial rule changes.

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– Does the Minister of Digitization think this is acceptable for a company that operates in Norway and dominates people's daily lives – If not, the Minister will immediately take the matter to Meta and ask them to respect privacy. Norwegian users, asks Bjørlo.

– A company that dominates people's daily lives like Meta is increasingly making arrangements for us as users to exploit content for commercial purposes – without most people having a real chance to stop it, says Bjørlo.

The Conservative Party is also asking the government to get involved. However, Nikolai Astrup says he does not want a temporary ban on TV2. Instead, he urges the government to contact the EU and European countries to form a united front against Facebook.

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