“We need lawmakers and regulators to help protect our children, our cognitive capabilities, our public square and our democracy by creating guardrails and rules to deal directly with the incentives and business models of these platforms and the societal harms they are causing.”

"We need [politicians and cops/bureaucrats] to help protect... our cognitive capabilities"

i'm not sure if this would be a step up

EDIT: though a big public education campaign (sort of like what they do with stds and condom use, vaccines, etc.) with information about how corporate social media incentivizes amplifying sensationalist news might be helpful

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