Heal our Division

Social Media: Government Regulation?

November 10, 2020 Episode 4
Heal our Division
Social Media: Government Regulation?
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Topic Introduction
1:46
Guest Introductions
2:45
Opening Questions
15:18
Topic Discussion
Heal our Division
Social Media: Government Regulation?
Nov 10, 2020 Episode 4

Should social media companies be regulated by governments? It’s November 2020 and Americans are divided. This question has returned to the forefront of public debate in late 2020. Netflix released ‘The Social Dilemma’ in September, an eye-opening but troubling documentary about the dangerous human impact from using social media. The CEOs of Twitter, Facebook, and Google testified to the United States Congress in late October on hate speech, misinformation, and liability of user content. Twitter blocked the New York Post’s account for 16 days over a series of disputed stories on Hunter and Joe Biden’s foreign business affairs. This ignited accusations of anti-conservative and anti-Trump bias leading up to the Presidential Election. My guests today are Nick, a Minnesota resident with a Sales & Marketing background and Bronwyn, a Johannesburg South Africa resident who writes on “futurenomics” related topics. I hope you’ll find value in hearing a non-American perspective knowing that the social media regulation debate spans far beyond US borders. While each guest differs on whose ultimately accountable for creating these issues, both are aligned that something needs to change. So with no further ado, I invite you to join me as we heal the division on whether to regulate social media companies.

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Should social media companies be regulated by governments? It’s November 2020 and Americans are divided. This question has returned to the forefront of public debate in late 2020. Netflix released ‘The Social Dilemma’ in September, an eye-opening but troubling documentary about the dangerous human impact from using social media. The CEOs of Twitter, Facebook, and Google testified to the United States Congress in late October on hate speech, misinformation, and liability of user content. Twitter blocked the New York Post’s account for 16 days over a series of disputed stories on Hunter and Joe Biden’s foreign business affairs. This ignited accusations of anti-conservative and anti-Trump bias leading up to the Presidential Election. My guests today are Nick, a Minnesota resident with a Sales & Marketing background and Bronwyn, a Johannesburg South Africa resident who writes on “futurenomics” related topics. I hope you’ll find value in hearing a non-American perspective knowing that the social media regulation debate spans far beyond US borders. While each guest differs on whose ultimately accountable for creating these issues, both are aligned that something needs to change. So with no further ado, I invite you to join me as we heal the division on whether to regulate social media companies.

Topic Introduction
Guest Introductions
Opening Questions
Topic Discussion