I’ve long said that social media giants have the power and technology to make platforms safe but CHOOSE not to.
I believe social media knows every single user but chooses not to ban/block/deny users for fear of losing $$$.
It shocks me that social media puts the minority of anonymous, bad users before good, honest users.
Forget the reasons why they say it can’t be done which is a smoke screen to distract governments from enforcing change.
Here are my suggestions..
No Anonymous Users
There should never be ‘anonymous’ users. Every single user should be accountable. Make social media responsible by making every single user registered before they can comment or post.
- Dislike Button – give the public the ability to dislike what they see
- Report Comment – solely accessible by the post owner.
Two clearly displayed buttons which the clear aim of discourging hate speech by harness the power of users.
1. Dislike Button
Disliking a post and deactivating it when it reaches X. X = number of friends divided by visitors since it was posted.
2. Report Comment
Ban/block/suspend comment author when they reach 3 offensive comments – no questions or debate.