Final paragraphs from a timely Margaret Sullivan social media reality check
"Yes, social media platforms are businesses. They have no obligation to call their offerings “news” or to depict their judgments as editorial decisions. They are free to describe their missions as providing a global town square or creating a more connected globe.Face it, Facebook. You’re in the news business. - The Washington Post
But given their extraordinary influence, they do have an obligation to grapple, as transparently as possible, with extraordinary responsibility."