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@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...4yrs

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No, social media companies are private and should not be regulated by the government

@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...4yrs

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Yes, social media companies are politically biased and need to be regulated

@982YYJNfrom Ontario  answered…3 days

There's way too much fake news on social media but the gov't is also feeding media outlets with what they want to push.

@97Z6ZZ9Liberalfrom British Columbia  answered…1wk

The government can apply pressure to social media platforms to regulate itself with penalties on recorded and proven misinformation

@4VPX53ZConservative answered…1wk

No, social media companies are private and should not be regulated by the government, but should educate people on how to defend themselves day by day

@97WQ7LPfrom Ontario  answered…2wks

No, the government should not determine what is fake or real news; no, social media companies are private and should not be regulated by the government.

@97WDKK8from Nova Scotia  answered…2wks

No, the government is the real spreader of disniformation and misinformation, up to and including fake news

@977QPNPfrom Ontario  answered…4wks

Absolutely not. Who’s the arbiter of truth? I don’t trust you to decide like you don’t trust me to decide.

@96HRZF5Rhinocerosfrom Alberta  answered…2mos

There should be no American based social media sites allowed in Canada. Instead there should be one social network for the entire British commonwealth. If yanks want to be on that network, then they need to renounce their U.S. citizenship.

@9693W5Kfrom British Columbia  answered…2mos

Yes, the government should regulate social media sites as to prevent hateful or criminal activity. However, the government should not have say over what is fake or real news.

@965GMBKfrom British Columbia  answered…2mos

@95Y3K27from British Columbia  answered…2mos

More factual governments easier to understand sites. Giving correct information and instructions on how to access government agencies. Bypassing private services for common filings

@95J9PCRfrom Ontario  answered…3mos

Yes, but only if regulators can be properly vetted for political neutrality.

@95FPSGBfrom British Columbia  answered…3mos

@95B8G6TNew Democraticfrom Manitoba  answered…3mos

No, but the sites should be mandated to take proper unbiased care of the posts on their site

@959Q3F2from Alberta  answered…3mos

governments should regulate the spread of misinformation and fake news only not controlling the sites itself

@957BLNVfrom Alberta  answered…3mos

@9566Y5Pfrom Ontario  answered…3mos

there should be more of an effort by the government to educate people on avoiding fake news and misinformation. the government should also take down posts that incite or have incited real harm to people as that will or is causing harm.

@94VP9NSfrom British Columbia  answered…3mos

Yes, but what they do regulate must be validated and have a proven reasoning behind it that citizens can see, beyond that of political views.

@7PTCG38 from Wisconsin answered…4mos

No, but government should encourage self-regulation of social media companies through increased fines when perceived and/or proven illegal content is not removed within a set period of time

@7PTCG38 from Wisconsin answered…4mos

No, but Congress should pass a law that will increase the self-regulation of social media companies through increased fines when perceived and/or proven illegal content is not removed within a set period of time

@93YM2NCfrom Alberta  answered…4mos

Yes, but only for misinformation that can cause harm (ie antivax)

@5JJ24SW from Maryland answered…5mos

No, this becomes an opening for the government to determine what is or isn't true, but they should be financially punished for allowing rampant misinformation.

@93VVP97 from New York answered…5mos

@93TM7X6from Nova Scotia  answered…5mos

No, as 100% of all misinformation and disinformation, fake news and propaganda has come from the government itself.

@7J7L92W from California answered…5mos

Yes, users of social media are free to share what they please, but anyone who is, advertises themselves as, or comes across to a reasonable person as a news organization should have a legal obligation to tell the truth. Additionally, where the truth is not known, it should be illegal for such organizations to make things up, but rather these organizations should have to wait before making more informed judgements. This would diminish the capability of users to share fake news as the fake news would not exist, as opposed to simply not be shared.

@93MT5DD from Florida answered…5mos

The government should punish social media companies that censor information and viewpoints that are not direct calls to violence ,explicit violent threats, or obscenity

@93CCRPH from Illinois answered…5mos

An entity separate from government or social media should determine fake or misleading news and social media companies should be required to provide a warning/disclaimer on posts containing false or misleading information

@93JR7Y7from Quebec  answered…5mos

No, this would be abused, and used to silence people the government does not agree with.

@93HF8T7from British Columbia  answered…6mos

there should be strict guidelines and serious consequences to anything controversial

@93GN24Cfrom British Columbia  answered…6mos

yes, to a certain extent. Illegal and insecure websites should be banned, There should be very strict guidelines.

@Panagioti999 from Michigan answered…6mos

All social media should be nationalised and treated as public space.

@936GP2VPeople’s Partyfrom Alberta  answered…6mos

@92RMKPKfrom Alberta  answered…7mos

@92PSZX3New Democraticfrom Ontario  answered…7mos

Yes, but only with an unpolitical, highly-educated expert task force

@92PQBJWfrom Ontario  answered…7mos

No, Educate Canadians on critical thinking and remind Canadians to stop dogmatically following American celebrity political opinions!

@92PG4J8from Ontario  answered…7mos

No; However, fact checking should be required and all statements moderated. Only information that has been verified as factual can display a seal of approval. There is too much fake news and misinformation on social media but the government should not have the power to determine what is fake or real news.

 @92N5JGD from Ohio answered…7mos

no, but require them to label information in 3 terms. Fact, opinion, and report. All "fact" stories, must have 3 sources to refer to with up to 2% of descriptive adjectives allowed. All "report" stories are to be understood as to be too new to cite sources and with the disclaimer that it may or may not be untrue. All opinion pieces must be pro dominantly labeled as such. This includes all media - paper, video, and live events. This is for audience reference ONLY!!

@92NSVSPfrom British Columbia  answered…7mos

Yes, it's needed as there is lots of misinformation on the internet, and there needs to be fact-checkers that show accurate information, that give people the full story of what is happening.


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