From Reason:

Daisy Soderberg-Rivkin, a technology fellow at the R Street Institute, a free market think tank, points out that social media has helped people topple oppressive regimesrespond to disastersbuild democracy, and expose human rights abuses.

“I think what this senator often forgets is that social media is not just a way for users to scroll through endless videos of puppies, or talk to friends about their last vacation,” says Soderberg-Rivkin. “To claim that social media does more harm than good is a broad generalization that underestimates the power of users to harness technology to make a real difference.”