Agree or disagree: The news media should be regulated by the government
Although some may argue that it’s one of the invasions of human rights, I agree with the idea that news media should be regulated by the government.
To explain my opinion, I have two reasons.
First, many of news report by mass media is biased and some of them are totally wrong. For example, news reports have exaggerated the information about the side effects of vaccine for COVID-19 lately. Some of them even said “This is harmful because it damages genetic information.”. This kind of fake news discouraged a lot of people from getting vaccinated, contributing to further deaths from the disease in some areas.
Second, actions or remarks that directly harm other people by mass media companies should be regulated. For example, when one of the celebrities committed suicide, a lot of news reporters visited family member’s houses without appointment and asked them for comments. Because of this kind of action, some family members became mentally ill, and they can’t live daily lives without inconvenience for long periods of time.
From these two perspectives, I believe that the news media should be regulated by the government. (187 words)