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Social Media Censorship


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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.



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  • censor (verb)
  • social media (noun)
  • allow (verb)
  • increasingly (adverb)
  • beneficial (adjective)
  • censorship (noun)

The Question

Try and have a conversation for 2-3 minutes answering the following question.
Should social media platforms be allowed to censor people?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Social Media Censorship
  • 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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