From major privacy breaches to harmful content driving extremist movements, social media has influenced multiple dangers in the real world.
The problems were especially in the spotlight last September, when Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen provided evidence that suggests the company – now called Meta – knew its platforms prioritized profits over its users’ well-being. Haugen claimed that its products harm children and stoke division.
So can the federal government regulate it and should it? Anne Gaviola looks at the push for Ottawa to do more.
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