Teachers union demands social media companies to curb misinformation, violent trends

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Social media is causing more than just headaches for teachers.

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Viral trend on social media like “Crooked Chats” Due to which students stole school equipment for misinformation critical race theory Some of the new issues schools across the country are facing. The largest teachers union in America calls on social media platforms to stop the spread of problems.

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National Education Association president Becky Pringle sent a letter to TikTok, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram about the issues schools are facing due to social media. wall street journal Friday. The letter outlines the challenges schools have faced so far this year and calls on companies to “prioritize the safety of people over benefits”.

“Your companies have both the power and responsibility to stamp out propaganda and violent tendencies – for the future of public education and democracy,” Pringle said. “To that end, we are demanding that your companies make a public pledge to fix their algorithms to help students, teachers and their families control lies and put public safety on profits.”

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Facebook, TikTok, Twitter and Instagram did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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