Yes, because social media has large influences on important topics such as politics. It is understandable that the public can call out lies themselves, but as shown with the Capitol raid, some don't listen, and conflict starts.
I would say yes because social media have big influences to people and what they believe and it can be used to spread things that may or may not be true.
I think these social media platform should be regulated because it's way to influential to young children and even adults with ideas and beliefs that aren't true. Some rumors may be quite sensitive to specific people and it can get out of hand especially because it's hard to control people behind their screens. These platforms do help introduce new ideas so it's good in some way.
Yes I think that Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram needs to be regulated because there all a lot of opinions on social media and a lot of them can be negative opinions do to that here all a lot of people who follow them and believe what there saying in conclusion I feel like all social media’s should be regulated.
Yes, social media should be regulated because it can easily influence people’s opinions. Although it can be used for entertainment, it can also spread false information.
Social Media should be regulated because there are a lot of things that may not be appropriate for younger children. Even there are age restrictions that doesn't stop kids from certain apps. This may lead to them seeing inappropriate content. Social media also give the wrong ideas. Some people with lots of influence on social media may do many wrong things that can influence others.
Yes because social media can be dangerous that it spread fake news to the public and cause trouble. Although, it gave people an opportunity to express their ideas.
I agree social media can be a good thing and a bad thing.
I think that social media should be regulated when information is being shared. False info and data could be easily passes around via social media, which makes it not difficult for people to get the wrong idea about an event, topic, or person. When coming across a piece of news, instagram/facebook/twitter should make sure that the news is from an official source, or add a disclaimer that the contents in the blog.artical/post/tweet can be false and then link official information.
Yes, these Social Medias platform should be regulated because it has a big effect and influence on people and it can be bad because there are some bad influencer that can teach kids to be like them and there should be a restriction where kids aren't allowed to use them.
i agree many influencers are brought up or came up from social media so without instagram or twitter many singers,rappers,or comedians would not be were they are today .
and many people don't need to be famous they aren't good role models for many people
Social Medias should be regulated because on Social Medias, people can post different ideas or topics that can be or can not be true to grab the other user's attention like the Yellow Journalism. They can also create bad influences for younger children.
Yes, I think Facebook, Twitter or Instagram should be regulated because of how often political views and misconceptions are spread across the media.
I think social media should be regulated for children's safety, because people post things on the internet that may not be appropriate for children.
Yes. Social media apps such as twitter, instagram, and facebook should be regulated because it can easily cause conflict since these apps are open to the world and everyone has their own opinions.
I think that social media should be regulated since there could be potentially dangerous and harmful things that people are plotting on there that could be a threat to the US. There also should be regulations so that these platforms don't become irregulated and lawless.
Yes, because false information spreads really quickly on social media, so regulating these sites would prevent a lot of people being mislead.
I think social media should be regulated because there will always have fake rumors going around and in addition to that, this can easily influence kids.
In my opinion, I think that social media should be regulated because that way, the it would be harder to spread false rumors or plan something such as a riot. These social media platforms had let Donald Trump spew lies that he had won the election and the message angered/lit a fire under lots of Trump supporters who (some, not all) eventually raided the U.S. Capitol which ended in 5 deaths. If there was regulation, then the raid would possibly not have happened and those people who died would (maybe) still be alive today.
yes I agree, regulating social media and limiting the spread of false information can prevent events like these in the future.
I agree with both of you however what if people who are regulating these apps want the public to think a certain way, thus getting rid of the wrong information.
Social media should be regulated because social media is a place where people can talk behind screens without owning up to their words, thus making it a perfect place to spread lies or claims that could influence bad or wrong behavior and thoughts.
Social Media should be regulated because it is a big platform for communication so false information or propaganda can be leaked onto these platforms and they can spread really fast. If it is just funny memes, then that's ok but if it was a rumor about somebody's private life or their home situation that can be very dangerous because something can happen to them and the fake stories that are spreading can ruin their lives. An example is saying that someone committed murder even when they didn't. If that lie spreads about a person they could go to jail for something they didn't do and when they come out of jail people wouldn't want them in jobs and etc.
I agree with you because no one really cares about the truth after the rumors spread. All they care about is something to talk about and if it is interesting or not. This is just like the yellow journalism, but instead of a newspaper, it is social media that spreads just with one tap.
Nina, this is a wonderful comparison. We like the way that you are using the content to inform others.
I believe that social media should be regulated because some people on these apps have big audiences and social media is one of the biggest platforms for communication. It is very easy to spread rumors and lies to their supporters making them believe something that isn't true.
Yes, I think when someone shares a lot of false information and fake news their account should be regulated because that fake news could impact people negatively. In addition, social media could also have a very toxic environment, and there are also a lot of people who are dangerous and could hurt you.
Yes, I think the social media should be regulated because of how much influence it can have on younger people. Also, there's a lot of negativity going around because of quarantine as well.
The fact that people online spread false info can also influence young people into believing what is incorrect or wrong
I think social media should be regulated because of the fact that they can easily sway young audience with false rumors and influence them to do reckless things.
Yes, they should be regulated because social media has a huge influence on the kids and people who use the apps. It can influence their behaviors, beliefs, health, and so much more. By not regulating the information on social media, we put our lives and health at risk. It's so easy as a click to spread false information and rumors.
I think that Social Media should be regulated because it can affect or ruin a person's life. If a classmate decides to play a joke on you and spread rumors, as time passes, everyone will think that it's real. They won't bother to find out if it's real or not. It can ruin your mood and your fame of a good student.
I agree but not only does it ruin someone's life it can also spread false news and bullying is also a big problem. If someone is getting bullied they can result to drugs, self harm and other issues. Fake news can also spread really fast and if it's not kept under control many can get hurt.
Yes because the media can often mislead people and influence kids. And even if the post gets removed people have already seen it.
Social media should be regulated people data's get stolen all the time and fake news spread like wild fire on social media if it gets viral.
Yes, many people social media, billions of people so I think it should be regulated and normal. It has lots of influence on people and for little kids and everyone people tell them to never give up and keep on trying.
yes because it ha a big influence on many topics . without social media a lot of things we wouldn't know about thats important .
I think that Facebook Twitter and Instagram should be regulated because people can spread false information.
Yes, it should be regulated, as such popular social media sites, since false info happens all the time online and some people actually believe it, and so there will be less influence on big topics
no and yes . True, false information could spread , data could be stolen, but some people use social media to express themselves where they cant do that anywhere else. Some people use social media as an outlet to get away from reality .
To be completely honest, I thought that most forms of social media was already regulated. But yes, it should be regulated to prevent the spread of false information and so people don't anonymously harass each other.
..because i agree with the idea of preventing false info.
Yes, I feel like social media should be regulated because on social media, people can spread lot of lies and false information. Moreover, people with bigger platforms can more easily influence others could also spread false information. Social media also contains a lot of hate that could have serious consequences to people who read the hate.
These social media platforms shouldn't be regulated because it is a great place to express other feelings about something. Like news, government issues, or just anything random things. If these were regulated, no one would be able to say anything without the fear of getting information taken or no freedom of saying anything. Some topics can be harmful but there are supervision by the actual company through reporting the posts or comment.
I think social media should be regulated because it would limit the spread of false information which is always good and with the big influence social media has on people, having some control on what people can post on there that is appropriate can not hurt.
I think social media should be regulated because it is very capable of spreading false information. That information could hurt someone since social media has a huge impact on certain people.
As a person who does not use social media too often, Based on what I've Heard, Yes. Even Though Social Media is something to express into the Public. Sometimes it's the things that you don't express intentionally can be stolen, Such as your data, Also I think this is a great way to avoid Controversy because so far I can assume that a lot of public drama such as racial, sexist quotes, Misleading information and other such was heard by social media even though I feel like this was already regulated, I feel like they more regulate more.
I think it should be regulated because there a lot of false information and bad peoples online.
To be specific what kind of people and how what you think people would regulate false information and overall how would they regulate a social media platform that has thousands of people posting every minute. And When there is different platforms how would people read every post.
social media should be regulated to prevent the spread of false information and also to stop online cyberbullying which often leads to terrible outcomes.
Social media should be regulated because it can help stop the spread of false information and stop bad people for harming others online. As well people with bigger platforms can easily influence people and make them think the wrong things.
They should 100% be regulated to take down the innapropriate things.
I think they should regulate Social Media apps because false information can easily be spread and can make it hard to tell whos telling the truth and whos not and some things can be said that might hurt certain people and that creates drama and fights
I think they should be regulated because false information can be spread easily and people on the internet believe anything these days.
I think that the spread of misinformation can be harmful for those on the apps that are younger. Therefore, it should be regulated.
Yes, I definitely think that Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram should be regulated to meticulously monitor the content that people post on these social media sites. Information transfers rather quickly from the person posting the information to the people receiving the information. This is part of what caused the protestors to rebel against the Capital in the first place. Furthermore, these social media sites are dangerous because false information can be easily spread to people using these sites.
Yes, I do think that Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter should be regulated because there is a lot of yellow journalism and greatly exaggerated stories.
I find all of the comments interesting because it would appear the majority of students (thus far) believe there should be some level of regulation. This would suggest a younger generation is concerned about the misinformation that exists in social media sites.
Yes, I believe that Facebook, Twitter or Instagram should be regulated to observe what people are doing and how they're doing whatever they're doing. This is because people can be doing many fishy things like phishing, scamming, etc. Another huge problem amongst the internet is yellow journalism and the spread of rumors and FAKE news, this can alter what people think about certain things from what is really true or false.
I believe that it should be regulated because there is a lot of information that you can find and get from online
yes it should be and it kinda already is because some of us the first thing we do is check social media thats how some of us get our info thats how some of us talk to one another.
I think social media should be regulated because it has a big influence on younger children. There is a lot of yellow journalism and exaggerated news or stories about an event or person. False information can be spread across many social media platforms fast, making it easy for people to get the wrong idea.
i would says yes because it affectes people in majior ways and people do alot to get a big social following
I think social media should be regulated for children's safety, and some things may not be appropriate for children. And also there are a lot of weird people on social media
Yes Facebook,Twitter,and Instagram should be regulated because it can spread out fake news.
I think that major social media websites, especially ones constantly indulged in politics should be regulated. Regulating these sites will make sure the correct information gets out to the public and everyone is safe. However, I think there needs to be a rule on what these sites can limit because then you are shifting the power of the people on the app to the people who run the app. This would allow these people to be crazy powerful and allow them to have too much power over political arguments.
Meh. This should be on them, and their main goal is to make money, not as a public outlet for everyone to use equally. Certain people have more influence, and lobbying and agendas certainly exist within social media. Some things get deleted or censored immediately, while other, more attention grabbing posts rise, for almost no apparent reason.
Social media should be regulated.
it should be regulated because it can spread false info and influence many kids and some things could be exposed to these kids that should be censored or deleted
Yes, I think these apps should be regulated because they can spread information really easily since a lot of teens have an electronic device. So information spreading this easily can be really bad because the apps can spread false information about the government, political stuff, and others. Which is really bad because once you got the false information in your mind it’s gonna be hard to actually find the real truth.
I think that social media should be regulated because false information is always being spread which may influence little kids negatively.
Yes,I think that social media should get regulated because there is always a bunch of fake news going around and false information.I think that it would help if social media was regulated because it can help decrease the chances of fake news and information being spread around.
Yes, as it will help prevent influence kids do not need in their lives. Many of these influences are not deleted or censored in any way.
I say yes because there are a lot of influencers that can or might tell people to do something and there are a lot of people on the app.
Yes, because they are platforms that are used by many people all around the world and can have a big impact on the world, influencing children, and can pass on negativity if bad news/rumors are being spread around. These social media platforms can be used to target certain people, which can easily hurt their lives.
Yes, because on social media rumors can get around so fast and the person that the rumor is about people may act differently to them.
Yes social media should be regulated so people don't post things that are inappropriate and there is no cyber bullying.
Yes, social media should be regulated because people can spread false news and some people post bad stuff on the internet that influence people.
I think social media should be regulated because like other students say it spread many fake new like yellow journalism. Also, people can use social media to target a people and say bad thing about them without revealing their truth identity. This can cause people to be depress and may also ruin their life.
Yes, because it influences other people to spread false news
I agree that social media should be regulated because during modern times these have large influences on important topics. Tools like this could affect people to think negative about something if used unwisely. Also, the spread of fake news is most seen in social media such as these since it is so easily to be accessed by people all over the county.
yes, because people spread false information that isn't true, and many people start to believe that false information and it gets spread around. there is also inappropriate/ unnecessary things that people post.
I think social media should be regulated because it shares many information. However, false information can be shared through social media.
I think that specific area of social media should be regulated but, I think it also depends on the person on if they want to see the inappropriate parts of social media.
Social media should be regulated because people can post different ideas on social media, and these ideas may be real or fake, and people may spread these ideas.
Yes i think social media should be regulated because people can post things on social media and let other knows
I think social media should be regulated because people can post anything they want. For example, false information can be passed through social media platforms like wildfire without any regulations.
Yes social media should be regulated because social media is a way for people to connect and share ideas even if there might be fake news. Many influencers use social media as a way to express their ideas to younger children (younger generations) who are easily influenced and "controlled" by their ideas since they are naive, and they don't know much.
Yes, social media should be regulated because it influences people to spread false information.