American are Wary of the Role Social Media Sites Play in Delivering the News

https://www.journalism.org/2019/10/02/americans-are-wary-of-the-role-social-media-sites-play-in-delivering-the-news/

As this article from journalism.org discusses, Americans have begun to worry about the prominent role of social media in the delivery of news. The tendency to get news from social media has become increasingly common, and to day almost three in ten U.S. adults often get their news from social media. This is a pretty shocking statistic, and speaks to the power that these major social media companies now have. Due to this immense amount of power, a majority of surveyed Americans think that social media companies have too much control over the news people see. A majority of surveyed Americans also said that the social media companies' efforts to sort the news, results in a worse mix of news for the user experience. The potential bias that social media companies may have when sorting news can be harmful to the true, natural spread of accurate information. This role of social media can also impact politcal neutrality, as well as the rise and impact of sensationalist news. There are clearly a number of problems with the rise in social media as a news source, do you think there are any ways the government can minimize these issues?

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