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Should Social Media companies be held accountable for deaths from viral challenges?

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    Should Social Media companies be held accountable for deaths from viral challenges?


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    These social media companies have the tools to ban you from using the N word, so technically they can also ban. But their KPIs is based on stuff like interactions so they basically ignore whatever does that. That is death by KPIs.


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    The violence and murder rate is caused by GTA (the game). Go sue Rockstar games! *rolls eyes*

    As much as I dislike social media giants, its the consumer/users responsibility to make their rational decisions. I know young children are easily influenced, but thats where the parents need to step up. Cant always just point fingers and blame this and that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D.YU:
    The violence and murder rate is caused by GTA (the game). Go sue Rockstar games! *rolls eyes*

    As much as I dislike social media giants, its the consumer/users responsibility to make their rational decisions. I know young children are easily influenced, but thats where the parents need to step up. Cant always just point fingers and blame this and that.
    Agree. Blame the idiots themselves who desperately want that Darwin Award.

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    ....what about those that take selfies then falls off a cliff or got hit by train should they blame the APP or the Phone


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    Quote Originally Posted by D.YU:
    The violence and murder rate is caused by GTA (the game). Go sue Rockstar games! *rolls eyes*

    As much as I dislike social media giants, its the consumer/users responsibility to make their rational decisions. I know young children are easily influenced, but thats where the parents need to step up. Cant always just point fingers and blame this and that.
    No it is not like video games, they use machine learning to determine what makes people tick. And once the algorithm found it they will push more of the similar content to you. They will see what makes you angry, which usually get more interactions, and they will feed the beast. Youtube is the perfect example. Same with Linkedin, they know what will make you angry by doing sentiment analysis on your comments.

    It is very twisted and most people do not know about it. Most parents don't understand how machine learning works and think there is a problem with the kids. But the reality is that what they do will manipulate them (as long as it makes money).

    Video games were benign before, the only goal was to make people entertained. Now it's full of mini transactions and loot boxes like in a Casino, they know exactly how to get people hooked.

    The same with Youtube, they will funnel your kids to watch videos with plenty of colours and actions. Which in turn is completely destroying their attention span.

    That is not a conspiracy theory, that is science. We are way past the boomer generation. The computers are way more powerful and they figure out a way to hook people up on stuff. A bit like what casinos did back in the days, music, lots of noise, free alcohol etc... There are plenty of researches on that topic.

    It's intentional, but when you live in a city where both parents need to work and the helper is showing them youtube videos just to entertain them, good luck with that.

    Social media companies should be curtained, they do it on purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plutark:
    No it is not like video games, they use machine learning to determine what makes people tick. And once the algorithm found it they will push more of the similar content to you. They will see what makes you angry, which usually get more interactions, and they will feed the beast. Youtube is the perfect example. Same with Linkedin, they know what will make you angry by doing sentiment analysis on your comments.

    It is very twisted and most people do not know about it. Most parents don't understand how machine learning works and think there is a problem with the kids. But the reality is that what they do will manipulate them (as long as it makes money).

    Video games were benign before, the only goal was to make people entertained. Now it's full of mini transactions and loot boxes like in a Casino, they know exactly how to get people hooked.

    The same with Youtube, they will funnel your kids to watch videos with plenty of colours and actions. Which in turn is completely destroying their attention span.

    That is not a conspiracy theory, that is science. We are way past the boomer generation. The computers are way more powerful and they figure out a way to hook people up on stuff. A bit like what casinos did back in the days, music, lots of noise, free alcohol etc... There are plenty of researches on that topic.

    It's intentional, but when you live in a city where both parents need to work and the helper is showing them youtube videos just to entertain them, good luck with that.

    Social media companies should be curtained, they do it on purpose.
    Fair. The approach is different. They have stronger algorithms to push certain narratives to viewers.

    Just like your casino analogy, the customer has the choice to make rational decisions. They can visit at moderation or veto it all together. The parents "busy at work" is not an excuse in my books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D.YU:
    Fair. The approach is different. They have stronger algorithms to push certain narratives to viewers.

    Just like your casino analogy, the customer has the choice to make rational decisions. They can visit at moderation or veto it all together. The parents "busy at work" is not an excuse in my books.
    Not everyone is rational. The median IQ is roughly 100, which means that half of the population have an IQ below. Add to the fact that about 20% of the population falls under the autism/ADHD spectrum, which usually makes you more inclined to be addicted.

    Anyone below 80 IQ can not do a normal job, so they're very easy to influence. Hello Brexit!

    What the casinos started, the social media did even worse. I agree the parents should give more guidance and make sure they focus on some artsy activities to balance them and make them more patient. There are plenty of techniques to do that but not many people have the brain to research it.

    I am anti social media but I still use it because some help me do my job. Video games on the other end, I played too much of it to complain haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plutark:
    Not everyone is rational. The median IQ is roughly 100, which means that half of the population have an IQ below. Add to the fact that about 20% of the population falls under the autism/ADHD spectrum, which usually makes you more inclined to be addicted.

    Anyone below 80 IQ can not do a normal job, so they're very easy to influence. Hello Brexit!

    What the casinos started, the social media did even worse. I agree the parents should give more guidance and make sure they focus on some artsy activities to balance them and make them more patient. There are plenty of techniques to do that but not many people have the brain to research it.

    I am anti social media but I still use it because some help me do my job. Video games on the other end, I played too much of it to complain haha
    This I cannot agree. For sake of argument, if those with IQ under 100 will fall victim of social media induced self harm/death, then this is accelerated darwinism. Which sounds dark, but we are overpopulated with too many stupid people.

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    My social media is limited to whatsapp and Facebook and my use of the latter is sporadic and mainly to give me contact access globally via messenger.

    the profiling algorithms of Facebook with the suggested adds and unwarranted messages both via messenger and text suggests to me that they pry into much more than we might imagine.

    I may be paranoid but I swear sometimes if I think j of a random subject it will pop up in my Facebook. If these companies are as clever as they make out to be why can’t they completely remove my history? I’d certainly approach FB differently in another life.

    So with all the proliferation of social media including things like Snapchat (someone is going to tell me that is so yesterday!) on top of peer pressure that has always been out there plus the mainstream medias focus on LGBT related issues bordering on infatuation this is not a subject to be treated lightly. Sadly it seems impossible to regulate or put cats back in bags