Will New EU Law Hold Social Media To Account?
July 20, 2022
A new EU law tightens content moderation requirements on major social media platforms. Large-scale social media platforms will be required to develop concrete plans to remove illegal content from their platforms. Platforms will also have to publicize details about the algorithms that recommend content to users, as well as giving them the option to opt out of these recommendation systems entirely. All of these ideas are steps in the right direction to lessening the addictive nature of social media and its harmful impacts on our mental health.