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How do you feel about recent steps towards the regulation of social media?

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By: Rachelle Enns

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The government and other organizations like the FCC are coming together to crack down on social media. This pressure is coming from complaints of how data is stored, and shared, as well as the spread of fake news, and other harmful publication practices. Discuss with the interviewer what you know about the regulation of social media platforms, and how you feel these regulations will affect your role as a journalist.

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"I believe that it's important to have social media regulations that hold people accountable for what they publish. I recently read an article on how much repeat content we see in a day, and how much of that is fake news or a hoax. I think it's important to regulate without censoring those that are working hard to spread legitimate information and thoughts."

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"I believe the regulation of social media is a responsible step to ensuring that the information people consume in the media is legitimate and true. It is so easy these days for anyone to publish work that could be harmful or simply untrue. Having standards is an essential factor when it comes to social media."

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Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
Published: 01/27/2019
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How do you feel about recent steps towards the regulation of social media?
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Yup. Very much.
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