Social Media Platforms A Tool For Abusing Politicians, Should Be Banned – UK Prime Minister, Theresa May
- Social Media Platforms A Tool For Abusing Politicians, Should Be Banned – UK Prime Minister, Theresa May.
- A threat to politicians especial female political candidates. U
- Provision of a social media code of conduct to outlaw the aggressive use of social media platforms.
In a major speech to mark the centenary of women’s suffrage in the Uk, Prime minister, Theresa May outlined the need to ban social media platforms like facebook and twitter.
According to the Uk Prime Minister, there should be a legal ban and laws to outlaw abuse and bullying of politicians which emanates from these platforms.
May during her speech on Tuesday Afternoon in the central Manchester, said that social media is a threat to democracy and must be tackled.
A new “tone of aggression has entered into public debate due to the high rise of social media”, she is of the opinion that government should consult on making online intimidation of political candidates a criminal offence and must be tackled by both government, technology, firms, and media.
REASONS FOR THE BAN OF SOCIAL MEDIA:
The UK Prime Minister laments that,
- Public figures who are female from different ethnic minorities had been most targetted both in terms of scale and vitriol.
- It has created unwanted room for the abuse of politicians.
In order to put a stop to the problem, May said that government will now publish a new social media code of practice later this year.
The essence of this code of practice is to set out rules for social media platforms as well as a new annual “transparency report” which will track companies.
Reacting to her speech, Labour today warned against any attempt to restrict free speech.
According to the home secretary, Diane Abbott ” Real Democracy is about opening up debate and decision making to all.
NOTE: What happens on social media stays on GOOGLE forever.