The case for social media to be closely regulated is clear
Arbitrary editorial interventions by platforms, such as labelling political content fake even before an inquiry, is one among many reasons that we just cannot let them go unregulated
Are social media firms exceeding their limits? Have creators of the global virtual public square become unaccountable? Or are they being victimized by the powers that be? A debate is raging over Facebook (2.74 billion users), YouTube (2.29 billion), Instagram (1.22 billion) and Twitter (350 million), and it isn’t confined to India. Barring China, where major American social media outlets are banned, pretty much the entire world is caught in a moment of great introspection about the conduct of these all-pervasive companies.