Eric Schmidt, a former Google CEO, is reported to have said that “overuse” of social media is likely to lead to increased regulation of Internet platforms by regulators in the next few years. In 2019, Schmidt left the board of Google’s parent company alphabet, but he remains one of the company’s largest shareholders. Schmidt said the U.S. government’s antitrust lawsuit against Google on Tuesday was a mistake, but acknowledged that all social networks may need more regulation. “Social networking has become an amplifier for idiots and lunatics, which is not what we want to see,” Schmidt said at an online conference on Wednesday. If the industry does not perk up in a sensible way, it will face stricter regulation. ” < p > < p > over the past year, Google’s video social networking platform YouTube has been trying to stop the spread of lies by reducing false information about the covid-19 virus and American politics, with mixed results. In recent years, Facebook and twitter have also been widely criticized for allowing racist and discriminatory information to spread on their platforms. Schmidt also believes that Google’s huge online search business has been successful because people have chosen it, not because it has used its scale to crush other competitors. Google search is the target of antitrust litigation initiated by the U.S. Department of justice. “I will be very careful about these monopolistic statements,” says Schmidt. I don’t agree with that. Google’s market share is not 100%. ” [image] Google secretly tests 6GHz networks in 17 states of the United States

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