2016 Presidential Election

Amid Russian ads, bots, trolls: Regulate Facebook, other platforms or risk losing democracy

Amid Russian ads, bots, trolls: Regulate Facebook, other platforms or risk losing democracy

You have to wonder how close we are going to skate to the edge of losing our democracy before we decide to regulate social media platforms like Facebook.

You also have to wonder why there are so few calls for accountability as instance after instance of Russian interference in American life continues to be documented — the latest coming just last week in connection with the shooting deaths of 17 students in Florida.

We have given the Mark Zuckerbergs of this nation a free hand longer than any other media operators in the world, and they have shown little or no sense of social responsibility when it comes to what they publish.

It seems to be only about private gain for...

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