For all social media’s supposed wizardry “connecting” us to content and to each other, we’re not a more literate or more social nation thanks to social media. We are not a happier or a kinder one. We are, in fact, more impoverished, lonely, and despairing. As for what social media adds to our economy, consider this: high salaries and stock options have encouraged a generation of our brightest engineers to enter a field of little productive value. This is, to put it mildly, an opportunity missed for the nation. What marvels might these bright minds have produced had they been oriented toward the common good? What new treatments or therapies or technologies to strengthen our people might they have discovered? Instead, they’ve given us an addiction economy. https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/3751735002?__twitter_impression=true Great editorial from Missouri Senator Josh Hawley. He gets to the real problems with social media not the stupid stuff like supposed political bias or Russian trolls. I don’t think there’s anything the government can do. Hopefully more people decide to leave these platforms as they find out being off of them is better for their health.