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@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...5yrs

No, the government should not determine what is fake or real news

 @JonBSimConstitutionfrom Kentucky  agreed…5mos

No, the government should not determine what is fake or real news

At that point, media becomes a propaganda center.

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No, social media companies are private and should not be regulated by the government

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Yes, social media companies are politically biased and need to be regulated

 @JonBSimConstitutionfrom Kentucky  disagreed…5mos

No, the government should not determine what is fake or real news

If a business bans people along political lines, it should be treated as a publisher and sued as such.

@6VRCV2L from Florida answered…2yrs

The government should ensure that people who intentionally mislead others are flagged and responded to with factual, non-bias evidence from all sides of the actual story.

@6VRZ2N2Peace and Freedomfrom Maine  answered…2yrs

Social media companies tend to be profit driven which greatly hinders their ability to run their business without bias. Advert sales are not monitored strictly enough and this results in certain individuals/companies/sovereign states taking advantage of the system in place to push their own political/social agenda with the use of fake statistics and facts to control the mind set of the populous.

@6VRGFFV from New Mexico answered…2yrs

The governments role should ensure that antitrust laws are not broken and that there is not a monopoly regarding information. I think that the site providing their information should be required to include enough personal information so one can determine if it is biased.

@98ZLZWV from California answered…5hrs

@98ZKKPM from California answered…6hrs

They would just need to be very professional on social media. And give true facts as well.

@98ZK866Libertarian from Michigan answered…6hrs

no, because eventually it will result in censorship and, less free speech.

@98ZHBQB from Maryland answered…7hrs

@98Z5HFZ from Washington answered…22hrs

There should be better resources and oversight to provide true and factual impartial information that people can access and that is made. Not control social media but provide better access to truthful and factual information.

@98Z2367 from New Jersey answered…1 day

Yes, and also major news outlets should be punished as well for creating panic. Releasing stories without full information and research should not be considered journalism

@98YS2R9Green from Texas answered…1 day

Yes, but only when the information presented is extremely harmful, such as saying drinking bleach will cure you of Covid-19.

@98YP8MJ from Texas answered…1 day

why would the gov waste there time with that and not helping the community

@98Y6J8GDemocrat from Massachusetts answered…2 days

Yes, but the regulation should be extremely loose and not infringe on people's private lives

@98Y4Z4R from California answered…2 days

The government should only interfere if it risks the better good for everyone, not their own corruption.

@98Y4TLT from New York answered…2 days

Social media must be regulated but not on an individual post by post basis. They must have far stronger product creation restrictions and externality planning.

@98Y3W7GRepublican from Texas answered…2 days

On one hand misinformation on social media sites is a big problem, On the other hand I would not want the government stepping into social media and calling things "misinformation" just to politically benifit themselves.

@98Y3TM3Republican from Arizona answered…2 days

NO, The government shouldn't be choosing what information is public or not, but they should be able to put a "warning this information might be fake" on questionable sites.

@98XRTSR from Ohio answered…3 days

If you’re getting news from social media vs actual sources then that is the problem rather than holding up social media as avenues for relaying news

@98XNPQBDemocrat from Nebraska answered…3 days

No, but they should be held accountable for fake news and spreading it

@98X6W5M from New York answered…4 days

@7PTCG38Democrat from Wisconsin answered…5 days

No, but self regulation practices should be required and made law to avoid the spreading of dangerously influential and verifiably false information

@7PTCG38Democrat from Wisconsin answered…5 days

No, but self regulation practices should be required and made law to avoid the spreading of dangerously influential and verified false information

@98WNS47 from Wisconsin answered…6 days

No, but abolish Fox News somehow. An overdramatic news report over the Green M&M's shoes being changed eventually led to all of the mascots being shelved.

@98WD9VMGreen from Georgia answered…6 days

Yes, but in a way that leads to oversensationalised news being lowered instead of the government regulating truth.

@98W86GY from Missouri answered…1wk

Yes, any NEWS outlet should be regulated to tell the truth about any newsworthy information and still have a small section for "opinions"

@98W4MGVRepublican from Wisconsin answered…1wk

Yes, but don't limit the actual site, limit what is on the site in some aspects.

@98VSH78from Guam  answered…1wk

No, it would be far better to find ways of helping social media sites verify information, and of strengthening the media, so that the public has trusted sources it can rely on.

@98VN5KP from Massachusetts answered…1wk

@98V8MRHfrom Maine  answered…1wk

No, the government will censor information they don't want people to know about.

@98TVX3K from Minnesota answered…1wk

no, but the responsibility should be on the site to remove the fake news itself

@8558FRW from Utah answered…1wk

No, but the government should sue for slander or libel when there is fake news pertaining to serious government matters.

@98TL2RS from Pennsylvania answered…1wk

Yes, only if the regulations are either monitored or preformed by unbiased officials.

@98TFT7T from Texas answered…1wk

If they are spreading complete fake news and misinformation, then they should be regulated.

@98TFSCL from Wisconsin answered…1wk

No because there would be nothing stopping the government from censoring the truth.

@98TCT47 from Georgia answered…1wk

While there is too much fake news right now, it is not the government's job to regulate this.

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