Meta urges Washington to take hands-off approach to regulating the metaverse

By Emily Birnbaum

02 Dec 2022 · 2 min read

Governments around the world are trying to figure out how they will regulate the metaverse once it becomes a reality. Bloomberg explains what's at stake for Meta and other nascent technologies.

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Meta is urging policymakers to hold off on creating new rules governing the metaverse.

In a policy paper released Friday, Meta argues that many of the world's existing laws and regulations will also apply to activity in the metaverse - a catch-all term that refers to an immersive virtual world that doesn't yet exist in which users could someday work, play games, shop and interact.

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