Akane Koizumi
Nov 14 · Last update 1 mo. ago.

Do you think SNS (Facebook, Twitter) should ban political ads? by enakaiozumk

In 2016, Donald Trump won the Presidential Election in the U.S.. Some people say the election was affected by the Internet, including Social Media sites/services like Twitter and Facebook. Apparent election interference is something Social Media companies cannot ignore. Some are of the opinion that political advertisements are fuelling disinformation online, and that politics should not rely on the ads on the Internet. But the decision of how to tackle this problem rests with each individual company. References / 参考文献 businessinsider.com/twitter-ban-political-ads-ratchets-up-pressure-facebook-2019-10
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Social Media sites/services should not ban political ads. People should judge each information by themselves.
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Social Media sites/services should ban political ads. People should not be controlled by SNS.
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Social Media sites/services should not ban political ads. People should judge each information by themselves.

Social Media sites/services should focus on delivering the voices of people, so that people could be free to judge information by themselves, and political campaigns should not rely only on mass media but also Social Media sites/services. It leads to the equal chances for each candidate.

Some support Social Media sites/services not banning political ads because people should have a chance to say what they want on the Internet. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg thinks his company should not ban the ads to protect users rights to freedom of speech. Especially for the politicians, he thinks they should be able to communicate their policies freely. He also encourages people to judge the truth by themselves, many people have their own opinions and these opinions should not be controlled by any companies. Others argue that candidates should get an equal chance for the election by using Social Media sites/services. Currently politicians rely heavily on TV to market their campaign which costs too much money compared to SNS. Some people think this has to be changed to enable equal chances for all candidates regardless of funding,. SNS could be one solution for people to get that chance. Regardless of political ads, Social Media has the power to deliver the voices of powerless people.

References / theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/11/twitter-facebook-political-ads/601174 chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us--trump-russia-probe-congress-20191008-story.html vox.com/recode/2019/10/30/20940612/twitter-political-ads-announcement-jack-dorsey-facebook japanese.engadget.com/2019/09/25/facebook time.com/5713739/us-election-threats-2020

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References / https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/11/twitter-facebook-political-ads/601174/ https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us--trump-russia-probe-congress-20191008-story.html https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/10/30/20940612/twitter-political-ads-announcement-jack-dorsey-facebook https://japanese.engadget.com/2019/09/25/facebook/ https://time.com/5713739/us-election-threats-2020/

Social Media sites/services should ban political ads. People should not be controlled by SNS.

Some people think SNS has great power over public opinion. There are people who support the opinion that all politicians should get the equal chance to appeal to the public and should not be able to buy ads to further their reach. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey supports the opinion.

There are two reasons which support this opinion. Firstly, Social Media companies have responsibilities to manage their system. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said political ads “can be used to influence votes to affect the lives of millions.” He also thinks people should decide to support politicians by themselves and it’s fine for users to retweet a politician’s tweet. Secondly, even users in foreign countries can have an influence over public opinion. It means SNS can be used to change the voters’ opinion. For example, US senators have warned President Trump about possible interference in upcoming 2020 U.S. elections by foreign governments as hostile countries can be spread misinformation by buying political ad space on SNS, and they could try to manipulate public opinion. This shows the danger of political ads which could lead to negative outcomes for a country’s democracy. Especially due to the lack of fact checking on both Twitter and Facebook, where political ads can spread untrue stories and political misinformation. References / theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/11/twitter-facebook-political-ads/601174 chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us--trump-russia-probe-congress-20191008-story.html vox.com/recode/2019/10/30/20940612/twitter-political-ads-announcement-jack-dorsey-facebook japanese.engadget.com/2019/09/25/facebook time.com/5713739/us-election-threats-2020

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There are two reasons which support this opinion. Firstly, Social Media companies have responsibilities to manage their system. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said political ads “can be used to influence votes to affect the lives of millions.” He also thinks people should decide to support politicians by themselves and it’s fine for users to retweet a politician’s tweet. Secondly, even users in foreign countries can have an influence over public opinion. It means SNS can be used to change the voters’ opinion. For example, US senators have warned President Trump about possible interference in upcoming 2020 U.S. elections by foreign governments as hostile countries can be spread misinformation by buying political ad space on SNS, and they could try to manipulate public opinion. This shows the danger of political ads which could lead to negative outcomes for a country’s democracy. Especially due to the lack of fact checking on both Twitter and Facebook, where political ads can spread untrue stories and political misinformation. References / https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/11/twitter-facebook-political-ads/601174/ https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us--trump-russia-probe-congress-20191008-story.html https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/10/30/20940612/twitter-political-ads-announcement-jack-dorsey-facebook https://japanese.engadget.com/2019/09/25/facebook/ https://time.com/5713739/us-election-threats-2020/
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