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Why would the speaker call a social media as a "platform"?


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Social media facilitates social interaction and engagement, so they're often called platforms. Note that the meaning of the noun platform is a thing or opportunity which allows one to share their opinion or views, which is what social media sites and apps do. Ex: Social media is the preferred platform for young people to share their opinions and views. Ex: I have a presence on a few social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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