These days, it often feels like you have to declare your side before offering an opinion on almost anything. So let me state categorically that I love Facebook and have for over a decade. And that love hasn’t wavered, even as others have had their hatred for or distrust of the platform reinforced by a series of negative headlines and scandals.

So, when Mark Zuckerberg penned an op-ed for The Washington Post urging governments to regulate Facebook and other internet companies in four big areas, you could almost hear the eyes rolling. Of course, Facebook is a corporation, and it is acting in its self-interest. But in my view it was actually a positive move.

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