Do you feel social media should be regulated?

31 March 2020 | Education

Laina Namboga

I personally feel that social media should be regulated, reason being some people spend most if not all of their time on social media platforms doing wrong stuff which includes watching of pornography and saying hurtful things to others. Thus more constructive work can be done.

Joice Mburuu

It should to reduce the number of cyber bullies and so that everyone feels protected. To reduce the amount of adult content that is viewed by underage social media users.

Penny Shitaleni

Yes it should be,to avoid the exploitation of adult contents to minors and to make sure that people are protected against cyberbullying.

Lothando Booyen

People spend too much time on social media, doing stupid things that can influence what younger children do because they see it on social media, but then again social media is a great opportunity to communicate with people that are not in your reach or far away from you.

Kinisha Evenson

Unlike traditional publishing where regulation can be ex ante, social media regulation must necessarily be ex post due to scale. Government does not have the technological wherewithal to detect and remove objectionable social media content at the requisite scale or speed.

Katrina Frans

Yes, social media should be regulated as this will decrease the number of cyber bullying crimes and watching of pornography will be decreased and this will make people aware of the real reason of social media

Hilma Shapaka

I personally think social media should be regulated because there are many brands out there that are aiming to cater for the societies needs and by monitoring social platforms for e.g. Twitter and Facebook and finding out what the society really wants will help with customer care and production.

We have many cultural differences and beliefs and different people are linked to these social media platforms. By monitoring social media like cutting out on some content sensitive to people with cultural differences will really help improve society and also show a sign of respect to cultural diversity.

Selma Niilenge

Social media should be regulated because it’s an open site to all types of information whether it be good or bad. Mostly because it can lower the thinking capabilities of the young ones. It’s also to ensure the cultural content and provide a free space of public access and various opinions and ideas without censorship.

Francina Haindongo

No, it’s a platform of freedom of speech and people should feel free to socialise without bounds. Regulating social media platforms can lead to infringement on freedom of speech and the right to privacy.

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