Who Watches a Murder Streamed Live on Facebook?
The Wall Street Journal discusses regulating social media live streaming with Ryan Radia.
With nearly two billion users, Facebook wants to be not only the place where you connect with family and friends but also your main source of news and information. Those dual objectives have made it more willing to restrict objectionable content. Twitter took a more libertarian stance in its early days, though lately its position has softened in the name of thwarting harassment of the Milo Yiannopoulos variety. YouTube, meanwhile, has found a middle ground, allowing some content that Facebook doesn’t, but with warning labels for minors and the wary. “Let the marketplace sort it out,” says Ryan Radia, who follows telecom policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and welcomes the different approaches. “Let these platforms rise or fall based on consumer preferences.” That solution isn’t foolproof, he adds, but it’s vastly superior to Big Brother alternatives.
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