Snap was rated higher than all other social media platforms based on effort in protecting people from misinformation.
The Media Responsibility Index rates platforms based on several key metrics: safety, sustainability, data ethics and inclusivity.
Overall, the latest index shows social media platforms improving in all key areas, but not at the same pace.
While there has been a noticeable upswing in how diligently social media platforms treat important social and privacy issues, they’re nowhere near broadcast and cable’s safety ratings.
Since they have been around for quite a long time, industry regulations have been able to keep up with technology, at least to an extent. The same cannot be said about the internet.
The rate at which misinformation spreads and avoids watchful regulatory eyes has been alarming for the largest part of the 21st century. For most of that time, social media platforms were quick to dismiss mounting concerns regarding data ethics and privacy, and disregard very real consequences for individuals as baseless.