Should Social Media Silence Conservative Views?

by minimus 12 Replies latest jw friends

  • LoveUniHateExams

    All views should be allowed.

    As long as you're not inciting people to violence, it should be allowed.

  • peacefulpete

    Minimus, The topic is a hot one to be be sure without any cut and dried answer with cable and internet media entities. The FCC has some say in over-the-air broadcast news insofar as they can't deliberately broadcast falsehoods, at least often enough to get the attention of the authorities. What complicates things is when a program/show on the radio or tv has acquired such a reputation of engaging in obvious "satire", then the FCC declines to censure the broadcaster. Shock radio type political programs fall into that category. Cable and internet has no rules to speak of other than what the providers themselves establish as policy. The belief that a private or corporation media provider ought not be allowed to drawn their own balance of what is harmful is pretty heavy handed and not popular. However the public must be made aware that due to the lack of any government oversight non-over-the-air media outlets especially are prone to bias and must be fact checked.

  • joey jojo
    joey jojo

    The way I understand it, social media is trying to prevent blatantly false news and are not necessarily picking on any single group.

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