Where are the social media controls?


I have repeatedly called for controls to be put in place on social networks and electronic platforms due to its rapid and negative impact on society and its constant intimidation on humanity, the recent victim was the superstar Mervat Amin .

I warned that everything has become allowed on social networks, anyone can spread a rumor, violate the sanctity of anything, intimidate a person, fabricate a wedding, quarrel or interview image, publish fake news.

I also warned, and I still warn, of a state of absolute chaos that rules this world, which is no longer virtual, but rather affects our daily lives and causes catastrophes that could disperse society, empty its energy and away from its basic problems.

This happens despite the existence of a law governing social media published since 2018, the law states that every website, blog or personal account with a number of subscribers reaching five thousand or more must be blocked in case of publication or spreading false news or calling for breaking the law, committing acts of violence or hatred.

I insisted and I still insist on the need to re-read this law and fill in its gaps after the traffic and the number of views and readings have become a goal in itself and for it everything is permitted, including payment of the fine, because the traffic ad revenue is much more than the fine, after especially after the Tik Tok and YouTube channels increased randomly in addition to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and others.

There is a misleading belief that they are the best source of information and facts, despite the fact that most of them lie.

Fortunately, the High Council for Media Regulation assumes its responsibilities and ensures the protection of the values ​​of society. The Council, led by journalist Karam Gabr, issued a ruling requiring television electronic content platforms to adhere to state standards and values, and decided to issue regulations and licenses for content platforms electronics such as Netflix and Disney.

Licensing and regulations include the platforms’ commitment to societal norms and state values, and taking necessary action when disseminating material contrary to societal values.

Despite these rulings, which came in their time after spreading rumours, fabricating statements or invading people’s privacy became permitted, we are still awaiting further checks regulating the rush to private channels to make light on false tendencies, even if by criticizing them unconsciously.


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