The power of social media came into sharp focus during the US presidential elections, with the former president himself deplatformed from the likes of Twitter and Facebook. Statistical analyses since have shown that there has been a 73% decrease in disinformation since Trump was shut out of Twitter. So can we live without social media, and if not, how do we make social media work for us and society at large? How do we move forward from here?
Social media experts Andrea Duldulao and TeddyMapa, Regional Lead, Asia-Pacific for Instagram,Alexander de Leon, and psychologists Julian Luis N. Agustin and Mara Yusingco, discuss the pluses and pitfalls of social media.