There is a trending video of a young girl on a playground which has once again, sparked concerns about the potential harms of social media. The video which was initially posted on the microblogging platform Twitter, quickly went viral across various platforms. This has incited questions regarding privacy, child exploitation, and the responsibilities of social media companies.
What began as a harmless video of a young girl playing on a see-saw quickly turned into a disturbing sight as it continued gaining popularity online. According to sources, the viral video was filmed without the girl’s knowledge or consent. The widespread dissemination of the video has sparked concerns about the privacy and safety of minors in the digital age.
This trending video has once again, thrown more lights on the darker side of social media, where content can be easily obtained and misused. The girl’s innocence and vulnerability were on full display, attracting online debates.
Nowadays, people in the quest of gaining social media engagements, likes and comments, tend to upload videos which they think can help them achieve their goals. Photos and videos of people are posted without their consents and a typical example is the innocent girl.