When it comes to our social media platforms and how they interpret and twist the information given to us, we can’t really do anything to stop them due to our first amendment. In todays time, if we were to try and put regulations on what can be put online then it would cause even more of a riot in society. I believe it is completely up to us when it comes to what we want to believe and what we are told to believe by the media. In the article that I have been reading to support my viewpoint it says, “an elected official is dependent on their social media success, which means any monetary or legal harm they dole out to those companies may impact their own financial success.” (Leetaru, 21). This shows that if we were to regulate what is posted on social media platforms then it could ruin so many different careers of different individuals. It would change our viewpoints in society so much if we were to regulate. It could change many people’s ideas on government because we aren’t given the toxic feedback from our media outlets. So personally, I believe that we should not be allowed to regulate the media because it gives people the chance to have the choice of what to believe in.
Leetaru, K. (2019, April 21). Governments Can't Regulate Social Media Because They Are Too Dependent On It. Retrieved September 16, 2020, from https://www.forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/2019/04/21/governments-cant-regulate-social-media-because-they-are-too-dependent-on-it/