Germanna Community College
Social media has evolved into an essential mode of communication in recent years, allowing people to express their thoughts with the audience of their choice by sending private messages, posting their thoughts, or sharing their opinions. Such audiences can come from all over the world because this online technology breaks down geographic, linguistic, and cultural barriers. As a result, social media has evolved into a powerful tool for self-expression, allowing anyone with an Internet connection to participate in global debates. However, its misuse has had disastrous consequences in the real world, such as the attack on the Capitol that occurred on January 6, 2021. Incidents like this have elicited a wide range of reactions, igniting a heated debate about whether or not social media free speech should be regulated. The goal of this article is to look for commonalities between supporters and opponents in order to propose solutions that benefit everyone.
Guevara, Alessandra Garcia, "Free Speech on Social Media: Unrestricted or Regulated?" (2022). Student Writing. 54.