Snapchat CEO Calls for Corporate Responsibility Instead of Relying on Government

Social media platforms have ended up becoming enormously influential for a wide range of reasons, and this has led to privacy violations as well as a number of consumers feeling like their data is not going to end up being protected with all things having been considered and taken into account. A lot of social media companies tend to avoid taking responsibility for these kinds of things, so the task falls to the government to regulate them and make it so that they can have less of a negative impact than they currently take responsibility for.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel has called for social media companies to take responsibility themselves instead of waiting for governments to start regulating them. This appears to be a bit of a dig at Facebook which has been undergoing a lot of controversy over the past few years, controversy that has ended up becoming even more serious due to a whistleblower revealing how Facebook has intentionally created an algorithm that promotes and propagates misinformation and conspiracy theories.

What the CEO of Snapchat is trying to say is that corporations have a moral obligation towards their consumers and they need to be responsible for the content that gets shared on their platforms because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up having a negative impact on the world. Snapchat has been adding some family friendly settings and features to its platform, and this is something that a lot of other companies would need to follow through with as well. All of these things will come together to put a lot of pressure on Facebook to follow suit because people are starting to lose trust in the platform.

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