Should social media be regulated?

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It’s a long-running debate: how ought to we regulate the web and social media?

While websites together with Facebook and Twitter enable us to share info, they’ve additionally turn out to be locations for unlawful and dangerous content material to thrive.

The UK now desires these companies to be extra accountable.

The authorities will appoint its Broadcast regulator Ofcom as a web-based watchdog, with powers to drive corporations to take down sure materials.

Other international locations equivalent to Germany and Australia have introduced in measures to manage on-line content material.

But is regulation the reply? And can or not it’s completed with out violating private freedoms?

Presenter: Nastasya Tay

Guests:

David Erdos – Deputy Director, Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL) on the University of Cambridge

Eliska Pirkova – Europe Policy Analyst for Access Now, a digital rights advocacy group

Meera Selva – Director, Journalism Fellowship Programme, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism on the University of Oxford

Source: Al Jazeera News