Ban Snapchat news
Ban Snapchat news
Snapchat news is a danger to our society and the embodiment of click bait culture. Snapchat has 238 million users as of 10/10/20. 48% of those users are aged 15-25. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research stated that 75% of American teens are on Snapchat. The content that Snapchat promotes is disingenuous at best and actively destructive at worst. We need to hold Snapchat accountable for the impact it has on American teens.
Some of the clickbait titles and concerning Snapchat news stories include those titled: “Signs you could be gay”; “She died and pics of her body were posted WHERE?”; “here’s how long the average couple have sex”; “Killer did WHAT to his victims?”. Type “Snapchat clickbait titles” into google and a plethora of other concerning news stories will pop up. These same clickbait news stories are posted alongside news from the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other mainstream news outlets.
The problem with Snapchat news is that there is no accountability for the far reaching effects the news they promote has on a younger audience. As a Snapchat spokesperson said in an interview with Business Insider, "Snapchatters are curious about the world. They want to know about what’s important, not just what’s popular. They want to see and experience new things — unique stories from credible voices and varied perspectives." Snapchat is a legitimate source of news for teens, in the same way that other social media platforms like FaceBook or Twitter serve as a source of news for older generations. However, because Snapchat users are younger and more impressionable , the “news” stories take advantage of this under-informed and vulnerable audience to push more obscene content because it will generate more clicks.
Lets hold Snapchat accountable and make sure the news they are pushing onto teens is credible and important.