Very interesting question. I think there needs to be some level of control in what many social media companies are able to do. When I see that there is data that shows how many of the social media platforms have a negative impact on teenagers that becomes everyone's concern.
No because i think the control of that media comes down to company since they own that media so why not let them fix it and make it more control for the user that needs to use that media like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. they are the ones that get money so why not use the money the company makes to fix and make their media a better website to use and have.
I think the government should be able to regulate social media because it can be very dangerous if people are spreading false information or propaganda.
I believe that the government shouldn’t regulate social media because there’s nothing really extremely serious going on in social media platforms that the government themselves need to do about it.
I think the government should have some control over social media because should be free to do what they want on the platforms but if people are doing bad ting they should be stopped.
I think this is a complicated answer, the government shouldn't have total control over what people should be able to post on social media, but I think that many social media companies aren't looking out much for the people that do use social media. I also think that social media should be regulated if and when it will have a negative impact on someone.
I think the government should regulate social media to an extent. People should be able to use social media freely and post whatever they want and the government shouldn't have any control over that (if it's not harmful). However, if people do post harmful things on social media, I think that's where the government should step in and prevent these posts from existing.
I think that the government should regulate social media because false information such as fake news about the vaccine and other political topics need to be stopped. In addition, personal information can be discovered through social media, and people can be victimized though cyber bullying which can be harmful to people's well being.
I think the government should not regulate social media, but I also think that the social media apps should be more strict so that people don't spread false information, and make it so that people are safer on the internet? I don't know.
i think the goverment shouldnt control social media because then it wont give people freedom of speech and people will be driven to not use social media because the goverment will be looking at what you post and write and it will have people scared and it might lead to less use of social media.
I think the government should regulate social media because people can spread false information/ fake news, which can be dangerous.
I think the government should have some control over social media because there are lots of fake info and it's for safety.
I think the government should be allowed to have some control over what is being spread across social media, but it shouldn't have too much. For example, if there is something the government is trying to hide, something really bad or wrong, they would be able to cover it pretty easily if they had full control over social media, because that's where everyone gets their information and daily news. In addition, most people believe what they see and hear on social media without thinking too much about it, so the wrong information could be spread really easily and really quickly. It would only be right for citizens to be aware of things that are happening in society, whether good or bad. I think people should be presented with all the facts and then be allowed to draw their own conclusion from that.
I think this is a hard question to answer but, I will give it my best. When social media first started out it was a way of connecting people via the online world. But, once advertisers and others got involved the concept completely changed. The rights of people and the rights of governments are intertwined in all this.
I think that the government should have some control over what goes on the internet because there might be some videos that are dangerous, and weird, however, I think that it should give some freedom for what is posted.
the government shouldn't have control over social media, although social media spreads out a ton of false information, it also spreads out good information too and awareness. We should instead educate others on what to believe. Not only that but if the government did have access its possible they might try to cover thigs up.
At the same time i feel as though the government should have some control, because most of the apps i see don't really make an effort to keep their users safe
I think the government should regulate social media because people can post false information online. It can spread rumors around social media. For example, if someone is trying to hide something but somehow someone figures out and post it on social media, it can be a disaster.
I don't think that government should regulate social media because people can send/read false, misleading, and rumors because people can get into fights and its not gonna be safe,but people can still post anything as long its appropriate.
I think the government should have control over social media to a certain extent. They shouldn’t have control over everything. However, if companies are doing something unethical, of course the government should act on it.
The government should not regulate social media. It limits the freedom online. Users should instead learn to stop engaging with negative content.
With the exception of social media companies evidenced of leading negative impact to users.
I differently think that the government should have some control over the social media platforms. Not complete control because they can also be corrupt. If the social media platform is acting as if they are using the users to their advantage then own benefit, the government should be able to shut that down.
This question is an odd one. What do you mean by "regulate"? I think that the government should try to make regulation on social media a priority. Not because I want it regulated a ton, but because it's so new, the slow bureaucracy of the US government hasn't really had time to regulate social media. Social media isn't controlled to the extent of other industries, but really should be.
I think I am parted both ways. In one way I do think that the government should have some control, not in an overpowering way, but some control in order regulate what people say, or if people are spreading false information or anything related to dangerous acts. But on the other hand I dont think the government should have any control over social media, because in a way, it will take away their freedom of speech, and social media is one of- if not, the main way normal people like us have control over that right. Overall this question is a toughy for me.
Yadiel, I feel your passion in your writing. You should checkout the Zuckerberg response to the video we watched today. Keep those post coming! Dean, it is a tough question but, if it is causing harm to citizens what forms of regulations could be imposed without violating freedom of speech?
I think the government shouldn’t regulate social media.People using the apps should be careful and should not engage with hate post.Also everything on social media is not always bad because many users can help each other out like for donations can be retweeted and fandoms will trend something together to take racist hashtags out from trending.i think if the government does control social media they might cover things up they are trying to hide from the public.Although i also think they should have some control over instagram and facebook and making it more safe to use because many people said they faced more hate on those two apps than the others.
I believe that the government should regulate social media but only to a certain degree. The government should control things such as fake news, so that there wouldn't be any misinformation among society, but not to the extent where things that are biased against something or someone get taken down. There should be management on some things such as the news but otherwise freedom of speech should be allowed.
I believe that the government should regulate on social media platforms but they shouldn't have full power to control the entire thing. The government should be able to have the power to delete fake news and prevent the spread of misinformation so not everybody is confused and arguing. The government shouldn't be doing everything for social media platforms since it is mainly the platform's own responsibility.
I believe that the government should regulate social media platforms because what people say on those platforms can be misleading and there are people who spread fake info.
I think the government should have some control to regulate the social media platform because there are sometimes negative and misleading news that are false. Since social media is an important part of people’s daily lives, the government should be able to prevent negative things on these platforms or else it will get spread out very easily and cause a negative affect on people. Having the government to regulate over what’s ok to be on social media will make it a safer platform for everyone use.
I think the government should not control the social media because then people can't have the freedom to said what they want on the media. although people say some bad stuff on the media there is still so people that are not that bad so I think the government should not control over the social media.
I think the government should be able to regulate social media because people MIGHT GET TOO ADDICTED TO IT AND WONT WANT TO GET OFF THEIR PHONE. SO THEN THEIR EYES WILL PROBABLY GO BAD AND IF THEIR PARENTS TAKE THEIR PHONE AWAY THEY WILL GO ON A TANTRUM.
I think the government should have at least a tiny bit a control over the internet since some things posted aren't good.
i think that the government should have a lot of control over what happens in social media because there is a lot of odd and strange stuff that can effect people.
i think that social media should be controlled by the government because there are children on social media and there are stuff they should not see.
I think the government shouldn't regulate social media because social media apps already stalk and use your information to use against you, and you don't want more people looking through your search history, Also they're not letting people express their freedom of speech and also breaching their privacy so therefore I think the government shouldn't regulate social media.
I think that the government shouldn't be able to control social media because some people may spread news about the government that is important an if the government doesn't like it they can delete it. it's somewhat dangerous to some people. For example some people last year posted about police brutality and if the goivernment was able to control social media they would delete it and people wouldn't know what happened. Also it is an invasion of privacy because some people want to share stuff that happen in their own life and the government can see it.
I think the government should not regulate social media because it’s not being regulated right now, and though things do happen, they usually die down after a while. If the government does decide to control social media, then less people will use it meaning the government took away one of the most popular ways people communicate with one another.
I think the government should have some sort of control over social media because people could spread fake news there. On the other hand, government controlling normal people cold be harmful. People use social media as jobs, so it could ruin the economy.
I think the government should have control over social media because people can post harmful, violence videos. It's can trauma someone from seeing the post.
I think the government should have some part over social media because they can take down a person who’s doing something horrible. They can also kept people up to date with the real information instead of fake information from random sources.
I think the government should have some kind of control over social media such as taking down certain harmful posts or posts giving personal information such as address to protect people's privacy
I believe this is a very complicated question. On one hand, you could say the government should be able to regulate the media due to false propaganda and fake companies. On the other hand, if the government were able to regulate social media, they could cover up any mistakes they made that was exposed on social media. If this were to happen, people wouldn't have any evidence to fight back the government. For example, police brutality. In addition social media also provides a quick way to get information. Some people need social media to get their information. Not everyone wants to watch the news or buy a newspaper. In conclusion, if the government were to regulate social media, there should still be some limits to what they are able to regulate over.
I think that the government should not have control over the social media because I think that the government will do a bad job of controlling social media for example adding unnecessary rule and starting even more conflict in the community making it even worse and overall it will giving the people less freedom
I think the government regulate (control) social media because some people post fake news that can cause people to misunderstand life outside their own world. They can also bully people online that can cause people to have depression and other problem for there health.
The government should have permission to regulate and check on social media because lots of people on social media want to harm people, spread misinformation, hack people, and many other harmful things.
i belive the government should be able to regulate social media up to a point. it can be dangerous and give false information, and false information can spread very quickly and social media can be dangerous but i dont think the government should have full conrol over it because it can also be helpful at times.
the government should control social media because they can stop illegal stuff
I think that rather than the government getting involved with social media platforms and users, they should get involved with the companies. Social media companies should do a better job at detecting hate speech, scams, and propaganda that could create danger. They should also do more to involve themselves in body positivity, spreading sources to help with body dysmorphia and helping people who suffer from low self esteem due to social media. Social media has a bad effect on many teens mental health, so the companies should help the people who suffer, without cancelling the people who accidentally cause this by posting about their appearances.
I think the Government need to start doing stuff because it can lead to misleading news and harmful news too.
I think the government should have permission to regulate what goes on social media if it is harmful in any way to the people using the app. Otherwise, i think people should be able to post what they feel is needed only if it doesn't harm anyone using the app.
The government should try to regulate social media and try to curb the spread of misinformation and hate. But there should be some limits to what the government is controlling on social media
I think the government should not be able to control social media because they would make themselves look good, and social media would have a lot of propaganda about the government
It seems to be an interesting idea but this is seem like every other dystopian movie, The government controlling a large amount of information never ends well in the movies. but they are movies so it might not be accurate. Nonetheless, there are still somethings I would worry about, for example, there are millions of posts being tweeted, posted whatever every hour, there definitely isn't enough time to go through all of them, an obvious solution would be ai. Have it flag possibly bad things and go through them but that would still have the number be in the thousands. They would have to have quite a large amount of people to have it done. That would take care of the official sites, twitter, youtube, etc. but unofficial sites would be made, also bot accounts.
I believe that the government should regulate social media, however, only for certain subjects. This is because the government could spread false information. On the contrary, if the government does regulate social media, it can prevent any hateful posts and comments that will affect the people in the app.
I think that governments should be able to regulate social media because there is a lot of false information and cyber bullying. I think that social media should be used the way it is, meaning that it should be used to communicate to others and not in a negative way.
I think the government should regulate social media to a certain extent. People should be allowed to express themselves freely, but when there is false information or hate, it should be taken down. However the government shouldn't have too much control over social media. For example, if the government was hiding something, they shouldn't be able to take it down with just one button. The government should work with social media companies to prevent hateful messages, propaganda, and false information
I think the government should regulate social media to a certain extent and not have full control over it. First of all, I believe that everyone should be able to post whatever they want and to be able to freely express themselves. 2nd, if what people post begin to become harmful, it can negatively affect others (propaganda, fake news, hate speech, etc.), which I believe that the government should keep those things in social media in control. More on why the government shouldn't have full control over social media, is because they can completely make masses of people turn to their bias with some posts and they can also keep things secret from the public eye that needs to be said, which is extremely harmful.
I think the government needs to be able to be involved in what happens in social media companies because many people in society are online, and it is the government's job to protect everybody. For starters, the algorithm a social media company creates should be approved by the government, so misinformation and crime-provoking content are rarely seen on your Recommended page. However, the government should not control what people are allowed to post because that takes away our constitutional right of Freedom of Speech, and can lead to the content we see on Facebook to be skewered towards what the government want us to do and think, which is just unethical. Another debate this could strike is if the government should step in when a company gets as big as Facebook.
I think that the government should control social media because private information can be spread and that can affect people’s lives. On the other hand, I think that the government should not have full control of social media because everyone should be able to post what they want.
I think the government should control social media because people are posting fake information that can spread really fast and mislead a lot of people. Especially political news that are fake.
I think that the government should control social media because there will be more dangerous and hate comments.
I think that the government should have some control over social media. I think this because there is be bad things that lead to bad endings on multiple social media platforms. Adding on, there is misleading information that people may believe and spread horrible rumors on different topics. Although, I think that people should have their freedom of speech on social media so that people can hear their voices.
i think the Government need to take place of what's going on with social media because it's going to get real bad if they don't.
I think that the government should not have control over social media because of the fact that people have the right to post and say whatever they want online
I think the government should have some control over social media not control fully because people should post what they want, but if there is harmful comments that threaten their live then they should protect their privacy.
I think that the government should regulate social media because false information such as fake news about the vaccine. In addition, personal information can be discovered through social media.
I think that the government should regulate the social media that is being shown to the people because it helps keep the misleading information away from kids especially at a young age because it could make them believe wrong things about society. Another reason why I think they should regulate the social media because children can be exposed to inappropriate words and cause them to use bad language.
I think that the government should have some control over social media. social media platforms want money, which is normal, but the government should have the ability to regulate it and protect people.
I think that the governments should have control social media because people post false information on it and other bad things on it
This is definitely a tough question, and I feel there are a lot of mixed answers. Personally, I would like to see a little more control, but not so much control that the government controls what we see online/social media.
I think that the government should regulate social media company's to prevent harmful and dangerous activities as well as misleading information.
I believe that the government should not regulate social media because they are basically invading your privacy and also there are a lot more good things on social media than bad so it isn't nessesary to regulate social media
I don't think that the government should be able to control social media because freedom of speech and it wouldn't allow people to post certain things which sometimes can be hurtful to the public by not being able to spread news. But on the other hand sometimes it can be helpful to help with the spread of fake news or bad rumors that can cause harm to someone/thing. People should be able to express themselves on social media without control from the government.
I think the government should be able to regulate social media because it can prevent people from spreading false information.
No because people have the right to post what they want to post and the people that do post, should have the freedom to post what they want to share to the outside world. So that's why I think the government shouldn't control social media.
To an extent, maybe. Social media sites definitely need to follow rules about sharing private information, especially in the area of personalized advertisement. Maybe, scientists should do a government approved research into what the ideal time of social media for a teen is, and then the government should simply "suggest" it. The government can indeed do little to nothing about the amount of time teens spend on social media. That is the parent's problem. In addition, the government can't prosecute people for simply "bullying" on social media. The first amendment protects a citizen's rights to free speech.
I don't think the government should control social media because people should be allowed to post whatever they want
the government should somewhat be able to control social media, because things could be posted that revolve around government secrets that are not allowed to get out.
Although I believe that the government should not have complete control over social media companies/platforms, as these companies should be private from the government, there should still be some sort of regulations against misinformation and hate.
I think that the government should sometimes regulate social media because bad things can happen and lies can spread but sometimes it’s not necessary.
i think the government should control social media to a certain extent because there are many things they should control due to the dangers on social media. and also give people a certain amount of privacy as to what they post
i agree with everyone here. i think that the government should in fact control social media because its very easy for someone to say something false and people believe that- when there isn't really any valid proof, it can create problems against the community.
I think the government should keep the small amount of control they have on social media, but that parents need to teach their children how to behave properly on socials and that people should be responsible because what goes on the internet is there forever and you need to keep a safe space.
the government should not tell you what to do because you should be able to do what you want and do what you want on your phone
I think people should have there own freedom to do anything in social media because the goverment should not control other people to do anything they want to to
yes because people are always saying bad stuff and cyber bully
the government should control a bit of social media because then the app with be a lot more safe for people
I think the government should control but allow in some way because they could make it more safer for people on the add. like the government could make sure the person who is singing up for the add is the right age to be using the add. Also make sure that one is getting bullied or someone isn't using the add to hurt someone else.
I think the government should regulate social media because many people could be posting false advertisement, fraud, or rumors about the government
I think the government should regulate social media to a certain extent. People should be able to use social media freely and post any content they want.
Sometimes I think the government shouldn't control social media because people have freedom and they can say what they want to say. I don't think people should post things to hurt other people or stuff like that so then I also think the government should control it so people can't do that.
I think the government should not regulate social media because people should be able to use social media freely, and post or say how they feel whenever.
I think the government should do somewhere in between because if it's free range, then it will be bad because people will take advantage. If it's controlled it will also bad because it will violate freedom of Speech.
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