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6) Historically, privacy was almost implicit, because it was hard to find and gather information. But in the digital world, we need to have more explicit rules. Discuss the need to control social media and the associated challenges.(250 words)

Topic : Role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges.

6) Historically, privacy was almost implicit, because it was hard to find and gather information. But in the digital world, we need to have more explicit rules. Discuss the need to control social media and the associated challenges.(250 words)

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Why this question:

The article discusses the recent US government’s decision to press ahead with an antitrust probe against Big Tech firms has drawn the clout of these companies into the spotlight again. Investigators will put Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google to scrutiny in an effort to check if they have abused their market dominance to stifle competition and hurt consumers.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must evaluate the need for controlling social media and the methods to ensure privacy concerns are addressed. One must explain how things have evolved historically with coming of the social media.

Directive word:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

In a few introductory lines highlight the role of social media, the context of security involved along with it.

Body:

In brief discuss –

  • Discuss how Social media is omnipresent in our lives and has a huge bearing on society and individuals.
  • Explain that about 1.49 billion people on average log onto Facebook daily; every second, on average, around 6,000 tweets are tweeted on Twitter; and since its inception, over 40 billion photographs have been posted on Instagram. This is evidence of the huge presence of social media in our lives.
  • Discuss the need for putting a control on the social media, why is it necessary and urgent.
  • Explain what are the challenges involved , how to overcome them.

Conclusion:

Conclude with what needs to be done, suggest way forward.

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