Regulate social media content | Inquirer Opinion

Regulate social media content

/ 05:01 AM December 14, 2023

In our generation, we cannot deny that social media influencers can impact people’s behaviors and perspectives.

Some of them use music, including obscene songs that spread on different social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok. These songs can be considered disrespectful and inappropriate because of their lyrics or visuals. They can say it’s an “entertainment video” but is the music appropriate for their numerous users, including minors?

Take Tony Fowler as an example. The Kapisanan ng Social Media Broadcasters ng Pilipinas has filed a criminal case against her because of her obscene music video, “M.N.M.”

Social media influencers should stop and think about their content because this could influence their followers and subscribers. Based on social media statistics, 35.9 percent of Filipino users are below 18 years old.


Inappropriate songs can impact the impressionable minds of young people and normalize aggressive behaviors and attitudes. It is time that social media content be regulated to protect our children’s minds and future actions.

Reviel Marc S. Dela Cruz, [email protected]

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