In the wake of a disturbing incident involving sexually explicit AI-generated images of Taylor Swift that went viral on X (formerly Twitter), U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-Colorado) has intensified calls for more stringent oversight of social media platforms.
Colorado's HB24-1136 takes aim at social media's grip on teens, proposing resources to counter the toll on mental health.
Appearing on KNUS conservative talk radio Saturday, U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) told host Randy Corporon that she believes Twitter — along with local news and mainstream media stations — to be “propaganda” while celebrating rival alternative social media sites, including Donald Trump’s anticipated venture to be called Truth Social, and the six-month-old site GETTR, launched by former Trump aide, Jason Miller.
Media literacy in the schools—who could be against that? Certainly not me! I am a little skeptical that we need a new state law to achieve it, though. Aren’t public school teachers and administrators able to implement good media literacy programs on their own, without the “help” of the legislature? If they are, then a new law is superfluous; if they’re not, then we have much deeper problems that a new law will not fix.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen how far-reaching the effects of fake news can be.