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INSPIRING YOUTH-LED DEBATE:

“Should WE CHANGE HOW SOCIAL MEDIA IS REGULATED?”

Fair debate is the heart of democracy. But as revealed in The Social Dilemma, social media algorithms that amplify outrage are eroding our society’s ability to engage in constructive arguments. Produced in partnership with Newsweek and The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues, The Social Dilemma Debate Project serves to combat the polarization, hate and gridlock that defines today’s culture and politics with a new generation of strong debaters.

As policymakers debate ways to reform social media, this project invites Gen Z, the generation most impacted by Big Social’s extractive business model, to join the debate and share their proposed policy solutions to social media regulation.

Watch the videos highlighting their perspectives and policy proposals here and stay tuned for more on when students will go head to head on Newsweek’s “The Debate” podcast.

Interested in bringing this debate to your classroom?
Register for resources below!


BRING THE DEBATE TO YOUR CLASSROOM

Watch The Social Dilemma. Host a screening with your classroom to learn more about the impact of social media on our information ecosystem. Register your screening below so we can support you with screening materials including a 40-minute classroom edition of the film.

Host a Debate. Use our Classroom Debate Resource to host a debate about social media regulation. This resource guides students in the foundational tenets of argumentation and supports them in advocating a potential policy solution. To see a debate in action, watch the Washington D.C. and Boston Urban Debate Leagues go head to head.

Get inspired. To support students in developing their proposals, use our Policy Primer for an overview of the regulatory pathways that are currently being explored by legislators and activists.


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