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Should social media platforms be allowed to censor people?

Introduction

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Conversation Summary

In recent times and with the increase of fake news on the internet social media platforms are increasingly deciding to censor individuals and organizations. Some people believe that censoring these people and organizations will only benefit society by removing fake news and conspiracy theories. Others believe that there should be no censorship and it goes against their freedom of speech.

Questions

  • Do you think social media platforms should censor people? If so, in what circumstances?
  • What could be the potential problems of censoring people on social media?
  • As private companies do you think social media platforms should be able to censor anybody they like?
  • In general what do you think of the negative effects and the positive effects of social media censorship?

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