All the Big Ideas for “Fixing” Social Media Are Bad

Source: The Daily Beast
by Bonnie Kristian

“The average American adult will tell you that social media is a net negative for our society. Polling shows most of us think social media is divisive and untrustworthy, that too much of its content is offensive, that it makes our country worse. But we keep on using it, and we keep on arguing without resolution over how to make it better. The ideas on offer are a sorry lot — often unpopular, unworkable, or unconstitutional — while changes that could actually improve these sites run counter to their business interests and, thus, are not on offer.” (07/29/22)