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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian25 Jan 2018 9:58 p.m. PST

Noticed this from the current Davos summit:

Benioff said that there's confusion about whether social media use is bad for people and it's the government's job to step in and provide clarity for parents. There's a smoking age for cigarettes and regulations around how they can be promoted, but no such rules exist for social media.


Cacique Caribe Inactive Member25 Jan 2018 11:23 p.m. PST

What is "Addicitive"? :)

PS. Enjoy that for now. Soon even our spelling will be regulated.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2018 4:10 a.m. PST

Just what we need, more government interference in our lives. Having said that I do not use Facebook, Twitter etc at all, but that is my preference & it should stay that way.

MajorB26 Jan 2018 5:09 a.m. PST

Perhaps Benioff could explain how this might be achieved?

Dentatus Fezian26 Jan 2018 5:16 a.m. PST

Whatever happened to people dealing with the consequences of their actions and learning to control themselves?

I get public safety and national security, but I don't need or want the government micromanaging my life. Say 'No' to the Nanny State.

cosmicbank Inactive Member26 Jan 2018 5:20 a.m. PST

I'm sorry I was looking at my phone, What was that you said?

Oberlindes Sol LIC26 Jan 2018 5:59 a.m. PST

I have been riding public transit on and off around here for 25 years or so, and for the last several years, I have seen many other riders looking at their phones. Some are smiling or even laughing. Some just look neutral. Some move their thumbs and/or fingers. Some murmur softly.

I have a phone just like theirs. If I get a text message, I look at it. On the rare occasions when I have to look something up on the internet while on transit, I look at it. Text messages and the internet don't make me smile or laugh or murmur. I suppose I look neutral and move my thumbs and fingers.

When I'm finished with my text message or internet research, I put my phone away and go back to reading the newspaper.

But I do wonder what all of those people are smiling and laughing and murmuring about.

Choctaw26 Jan 2018 7:35 a.m. PST

Yes, we need more regulations on everything. I want the government to parent my children and do all of my thinking for me.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2018 7:40 a.m. PST

Net Neutrality = We're from the Government and WE will telll you what to think. More of the same.

Legion 426 Jan 2018 9:23 a.m. PST

Agree Choctaw and StoneMtn… The Gov't wants to tell you what's good for you. It's been that way for sometime …

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2018 12:38 p.m. PST

Social media is evil. Shut it all down.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member26 Jan 2018 1:23 p.m. PST

Evil? Ha! You ain't seen nuthin' yet.



Legion 426 Jan 2018 3:36 p.m. PST

Social media isn't evil … but some people that use it are ! evil grin

Dynaman878927 Jan 2018 7:32 a.m. PST

> Net Neutrality = We're from the Government and WE will telll you what to think. More of the same.

Non net nuetrality = we are Comcast and WE will tell you what to think. More of the same.

Dn Jackson28 Jan 2018 2:41 a.m. PST

"Perhaps Benioff could explain how this might be achieved?"

Ask the Chinese communists.

The people who go to events like the one in Davros are NOT staunch defenders of personal liberty and freedom. And they'll use whatever they need to further their agenda of government control; addiction, illness, global warming, energy scarcity, emotions, whatever.

Legion 428 Jan 2018 9:11 a.m. PST

Just like in the UN, many of those on the boards about stopping terrorism support terrorism

And the same goes for women's rights discussion in the UN … their nations still treat women as 2d Class citizens/humans.

Go figure ?!?

dapeters29 Jan 2018 1:08 p.m. PST

Wow the irony of the op and post.

23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2018 3:48 p.m. PST

Dynaman8789, many thanks glad someone understands this.

Lost Wolf30 Jan 2018 10:27 p.m. PST

Probably what Benioff and his allies think it is.

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