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Should government do more to protect user data over social media?

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Hank

Wrong Questions. Should the Government enforce the 1st Amendment’s God Given Right of “free speech” and prohibit Social Media from selective censorship? Yes ____ No _____

steve

I reluctantly voted YES not because I delude myself that government has any desire or even ability to protect our privacy (or that this is an area where they should be involved) but rather I am voting AGAINST the even more distasteful and absurd alternative offered, that media companies can be trusted in any way to act on our behalf if it in any way constrains their profitability or their ability to guide and perhaps constrain social discourse, should they choose to do so. Doing ANYTHING online is sort of like going out in public without any pants on. If you don’t want the world to see, DON’T DO IT! That’s just common sense. Sadly though today common sense is anything but common.

Walter

You go on the “www” and put your entire life out for the world to see, and now you want the government to protect you!?!?!? Get a life. Instead of FaceBook, try face-to-face and actually interact with another human being.
Rememember folks, it is the WORLDWIDE web.

Barbara J Struble

NO. Federal government has no place here. It is the responsibility of the people to bring social media down. Americans must stand for our rights, including second amendment. Government has to be limited to original intent of the Constitution. NSA – stop.

john

I WOULD READILY SAY Y E S, GET THE GOV. TO STRENGTHEN PRIVACY LAWS, EXCEPT… OUR GOV. IS INEPT… {WEBSTERS DICT.} LACKING IN FITNESS OR APTITUDE, UNFIT, FOOLISH, INAPPROPRIATE TO THE TIME OR CIRCUMSTANCES, GENERALLY INCOMPETENT, B U N G L I N G, ETC.ETC.ETC. OUR GOVERNMENT –GENERALLY SCREWS UP– {MAKES FAR WORSE}
E V E R Y T H I N G THEY “ENDEAVOR TO FIX” ! ! ! AND I DO NOT HAVE AN GOOD ANSWER. . .BUT I DO KNOW AN GOOD OXYMORON WHEN I SEE IT, IE. GOVERNMENT, IMPROVE…HA! HA! HA! CHECK WEBSTERS FOR IMPROVE…TOTALLY OPPOSITE OF HOW OUR GOV. GENERALLY PERFORMS… SAD, BUT TRUE!

DallasH

Pffft. How about “people should be smart enough NOT to be putting sensitive information about themselves in a virtual town square” ? Trust the government? Sure, sure. About as much as I trust any social media entity /website. What kind of ridiculous questions are these? Who possibly should trust either? I’m beginning to wonder about AMAC, polls like this are routine, then Weber writes an editorial supposedly supporting gun rights after Parkland, and uses more false data from the Left than some of the anti-gunners do.

Sue

No. Government insinuates itself in way too many things already. It’s time for people to remember how to be responsible for their own actions.

Bill Hartwig

This would just be another government bureaucracy at tax payer expense. If you don’t trust Facebook don’t use it.

Paul W

We don’t need the federal government meddling in more than they already are. Avoid social media…period. Our privacy has been invaded more than enough with other technology via both private and public sector entities. Don’t add even more fuel to the fire by using these social media hacks. How do you think Zuckerberg got so wealthy providing a “free” service?

Paul Apicella

Government should never be able to control social media. Remember the IRS’s slow walking of Conservatives by Lois Lerner?

Frank J. Kolb

I’ve never thought that anything I’ve posted on the internet was private. The government has no business getting involved, and individuals should enter the real world and realize that if they don’t want their information to be public, don’t post it on the internet, don’t put it to pencil & paper, don’t leave it on someone’s voicemail, and don’t text it.

Sue

Anyone who signed up for Facebook or other social media put their information there for anyone to see. Duh.

Elton Yancey

I could not vote in this poll.If people are stupid enough to put their info on any media,they deserve what they get.The government is so corrupt,I wouldn’t want any more help from it

John B

The real problem is that companies require social security numbers for too many things, By Federal Law Social Security numbers are to be used for IRS Tax reporting and Social security benefits only punishable by $10,000 fine and five years in Federal prison, Too many people give out private info when they should not. Social media is a disaster why people use it is beyond common sense you have to be a mental midget to use social media

kate

I voted “no”, because we already have more than enough “government” –how much would it cost to enforce such laws? How much good have the do-not-call rules done us? People will find ways around such government rules–they always do. But in the meantime there’s been another government agency created, another load of government workers, etc.,etc. And one more way to spend tax dollars on less important things. There are already remedies for protecting your financial information, and, frankly, anyone dumb enough to put very sensitive information onto social media, or to answer intrusive inquiries, needs to learn how to live carefully in the electronic age.
Sorry- that’s rough- but we need to take care of ourselves a little better and not expect someone else to do it for us.

S Green

People should realize that anything they put on social media is available to everyone and should not post anything they don’t want everyone to know.

Tom kaye

To join a website one must agree to disclosures. Currently the discolure is legaleze, convoluted and dishonest, plus being written in terms above a 6 the grade level. Simplyfy to no more than 5 questions with yes or no answers.
Lastly, Facebook did not get wealthy form selling products such as apple, but wealthy from selling personal data gathered unknowling from members. Minimally, Facebook should compensate those who have lost personal data and privacy. The old saying,,, free is the most expensive you can buy. Tom

M Stuhr

Security is just an illusion.

Joe

No. If people are stupid or foolish enough to put so called private info on social media then that is their problem and not one that the rest of the people, via the government, should be involved in trying to help them correct. They can spend their own money fighting that battle they don’t need other tax payers to help.

casualriders2014

You trust the government…. I use FB and Twitter and expect what they do. To think the Government does not spy on you then your a fool.