The Superstition of Warning Labels

Source: The Dispatch
by Kevin D Williamson

“Populists and anti-business progressives already are committed to the storyline that social media platforms such as Facebook will sink to any depth of corporate wickedness in the pursuit of profit, and you can see the rhetorical lines being drawn: Over here, ‘the children;’ over there, mustache-twirling corporate villains. But we have been here before. Warning labels on music and video games had no effect on public morals in the 1980s and 1990s, and warning labels on social media platforms are going to have no effect on the mental health of young people in our time.” (06/24/24)