DEBATE: Mark Zuckerberg & Thierry Breton

Towards a post COVID-19 Digital Deal between tech and governments - Zuckerberg-Breton

On 18 May, CERRE brought together Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for the Internal Market, and Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, for an exceptional live-streamed debate moderated by Bruno Liebhaberg, CERRE Director General. 

The debate focused on the role and responsibilities of online platforms during the COVID-19 crisis management and future recovery stage. They debated the possible longer-term impact of the pandemic on the relationship between online platforms and governments, and what future governance and collaboration could look like.
The debate received broad coverage across the world, including in POLITICO, Reuters, Bloomberg, the FT, and Le Monde