Here are a 3 reasons why gagging social media is of little benefit to social cohesion and democratic process:
Nothing aids democracy more than being able to organize, meet up and socialize (on/offline)
Social Media allows you to interact with known or new people despite barriers of space or time
It’s fun! You get to stay in touch with friends and family, sharing photos and stories, remaining connected even when you’re away from home.
Social Media offers another platform and a number of tools for communication. An all relationships are enhanced by good and meaningful communication. Unless, of course, you have something to hide.