Sputnik has discussed if social media should play a bigger role in fighting and picking up hate speech on their platforms with Laura Bliss, an expert on social media law. Sputnik: Why do you think Twitter failed to respond promptly to the spreading of the extremist video, is this a technical problem or a management oversight problem in your opinion? © Flickr/ Francisco MartinsAustralian Police Raid House of New Zealand Shooter's Sister in New South Wales - ReportsLaura Bliss: I think it's a bit of both really. But how technology is changing now, I just think we're all struggling to keep up and I think even social media companies are struggling now. We can't keep pace with the content that is online. And one of the major problems is, obviously, technology. We've got AI technology, but AI technology is good in some aspects, but it's not very good when it comes to speech and it can't … [Read more...] about Social Media Should be Held Responsible for Content on Their Sites
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Concerns that social media users - in particular, young people - are spending too much time online have been raised by many. And a group of MPs believe that the addictive behaviour on social media should be treated as a disease, reports Perspecs. However, the research behind social media 'addiction' has been attacked as "poorly done" and "bad science". The Claim MPs have called for more "robust" research on the addictive effects of social media, likening it to "cigarettes, alcohol, gambling or drugs", the Evening Standard reports. The all-party parliamentary group, that looks at social media and young people’s mental health, say that social media addiction should be treated as a disease. Chris Elmore, the Labour MP who chairs the group, said it is vital that the government takes "real and meaningful action to get to grips with the crisis unfolding online". He said: "It’s essential that we urgently commission robust research into the impact social media is having on our … [Read more...] about Social media addiction: Is it a real thing?
The “lawless landscape” of social media must be regulated to ensure young people are protected from graphic content that could damage their mental health, a group of MPs has said. A report into the impact of social media on young people’s mental health concluded firms such as Facebook and Instagram should face a 0.5 per cent tax on their profits to fund a new Social Media Health Alliance. Read more: Social media firms could face 'criminal sanctions' over harmful content It added a statutory code of conduct, enforced by Ofcom, should be established for any companies with users aged 24 or under to establish a formal duty of care. The report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Media and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing also said research should be carried out to determine whether social media addiction should be classed as a disease. The inquiry follows the controversy surrounding the death of 14-year-old Molly Russell, who committed … [Read more...] about MPs call for social media regulation to protect children from online ‘wild west’
Health 18 March 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/health-47585143 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A group of MPs is calling for a tax on social media companies' profits, saying the firms are operating in "an online wild west".Its report, which … [Read more...] about MPs call for tax on social media companies
0 Have your say Addiction to social media should be classed as a disease and tougher regulations are needed to protect children from firms operating in an “online Wild West”, MPs have said. In a new report looking at the impact of social media on mental health, politicians say platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram should be regulated by Ofcom and forced to adhere to a statutory code of conduct.And MPs also called for a new Social Media Health Alliance to be set up to review the “growing evidence” on the impact of social media on health and wellbeing, funded by a 0.5 per cent levy on the profits of social media companies.The move to crack down on social media at Westminster comes just days after MSPs urged the Scottish Government to commission research on whether social media was linked to the “significant increase” in the numbers of children and teenagers suffering mental health problems.Holyrood’s public … [Read more...] about Social media could be classed as ‘addiction’ under calls to protect children from harm