Social media platforms allow their users to share information between friends and social contacts. This information might be text, photos, video, or web links.
As of today Facebook, which also owns Instagram and WhatsApp, is the largest social networking company. Other social networking platforms include YouTube, LinkedIn, Reddit, and Pinterest.
Social media platforms are new and bring with them new benefits along with new problems. Unlike newspapers, TV, and radio, social media is largely unregulated today. Many people get their news from social media platforms. There is a lot of information and also misinformation that is posted on these platforms.