Social media shapes the way people perceive everything, from politics to pop culture, globally.
Tech companies have long taken a “hands-off” approach, arguing users should be able to judge content for themselves.
But critics say social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter have a responsibility to make sure their platforms are not being misused to incite violence or spread misinformation.
Under mounting pressure ahead of November’s US election, Facebook now says it has a plan to take aggressive measures if needed.
So, what should be social media’s role in politics?
Presenter: Imran Khan
Rebecca MacKinnon – Director, Ranking Digital Rights
Catalina Goanta – Law professor, Maastricht University
Carissa Veliz – Author and digital ethicist