Results for - US could ban 'addictive' auto-play videos and infinite scrolling online!

2,848 voters participated in this survey

The Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology (Smart) Act takes aim at techniques and features that are created to encourage and deepen addictive behaviours. According to Hawley, a Missouri Republican, "Too much of the 'innovation' in this space is designed not to create better products, but to capture more attention by using psychological tricks that make it difficult to look away." The bill targets “practices that exploit human psychology or brain physiology to substantially impede freedom of choice”

1. Are you aware of this proposed bill?

Yes
6%
179 votes
No
94%
2,721 votes

2. Where do you spend most of your time online?

Facebook
30%
880 votes
Instagram
4%
119 votes
YouTube
16%
466 votes
Twitter
2%
68 votes
Other (please specify)
19%
547 votes
Not Applicable
28%
820 votes

3. When you are scrolling through your social media news feed (E.g FB, Instagram etc.) do you enjoy the feature that automatically load and display content (eg. videos, GIF etc.)

Yes
26%
751 votes
No
38%
1,109 votes
Not Applicable
36%
1,040 votes

4. Do you think that social media features that automatically load and display content keeps you more engaged on the social media site?

Yes
32%
924 votes
No
36%
1,031 votes
Not Applicable
33%
945 votes

5. Would you blame such features for wasting your time and making you addicted to social media?

Yes
23%
668 votes
No
45%
1,302 votes
Not Applicable
32%
930 votes

6. Do you think that social media features that automatically load and display content exploit individual human psychology and causes social media addiction?

Yes
26%
765 votes
No
23%
655 votes
Undecided
27%
774 votes
Not Applicable
24%
706 votes
09/27/2019 Technology 2848 40 By: Tellwut

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