2020 has been a tumultuous year, to say the least, and once again social media has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Even without everything else going on, these platforms were always going to be a major battleground for the US election. But then on top of that, we had coronavirus and the numerous conspiracy theories that spawned online and spread rapidly on the likes of Twitter and Facebook.
Even before 2020 came along and upended everything, social media was increasingly being viewed as something which does more harm than good. The past 12 months have only hammered home the urgency of implementing some kind of regulation. The question is what, if anything, can be done?
One suggestion is that users should no longer be allowed to use social media anonymously. By requiring identification, the thinking is that people would be less likely to use social media to be awful to each other, and face more consequences for spreading hoaxes, hate speech, and fake news.
But how do you feel about this? That's what we'd like to find out in the survey below. And in return for completing our brief questionnaire, you can enter a prize draw to win a £75 Amazon voucher.
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