“Governments, political organizations, and people simply hoping to advance different point of view, have used the tool of disinformation forever.” (Woolsey,2016) This highlighting an idea on what fake news is used for. This is important because it connects fake news to misleading others. "All this amounts to a flight from the real world because the only way to sustain the spectacle is by making things ever more spectacular, and thus ever more fake."
Besides posing himself as the ideal outsider in a world burdened by growing distrust and precarious politics, Donald Trump’s also utilizes misleading rhetoric that ironically increases trust among his supporters. While Trump’s arguments are filled with logical fallacies from ad hominem attacks, ambiguity, and false syllogisms, Trump is noted for his excessive use of hyperbole. Although Trump’s hyperbolic statements that “nobody has more respect for women than I do”, Obama is “the worst president in the history of the United Sates”, that “NAFTA is the ‘single worst trade deal ever approved’” or “some people said it was the single best speech ever made in that chamber” come across ridiculous and over-the-top, to his supporters his use of hyperbole
Governments need some sorts of censorships in place to keep things that are meant to be kept secret secret (Blankley). Certain government missions have been compromised because media sources have gotten wind of the mission(Panetta). Leon E. Panetta (director of the CIA from February 2009 to June 2011) said this about leaks of classified information “When information about our intelligence, our people, or our operations appears in the media, it does incredible damage to our nation’s security and our ability to do our job of protecting the nation. More importantly, it could jeopardize lives. For this reason, such leaks cannot be tolerated.
Steven Pinker wrote “Mind over Mass Media” which tells of this claim is more false than true. Pinker reminds us that if technology was actually making us more stupid, then how are we scientifically better than ever before. Critics are believing that the mind is being shaped by everything it is seeing and hearing. The only problem here is the lack of self control people have when it comes to the distracting parts of the internet we use so often. People tend to find themselves reading tweets instead of articles now.
Why Government Surveillance Is Unnecessary Whether people know it or not, the NSA has been conducting mass surveillance on American citizens since the early twenty-first century. Many people argue whether it is good or bad for the people of America, but studies prove that it has a more negative than positive effect. The NSA stands for National Security Agency in which they are an intelligence organization meant for global monitoring of American citizens (www.nsa.gov).They have been known for processing data from Americans and foreign country leaders to find information they are looking for.
Ideologically, biased media present one-sided news; thus, confining a section of the population to polarized, influential, and slanted content. Therefore, biased media is bad for democracy because citizens are given information that is bias or slanted towards a particular political ideology. This limits the ability to think critically about which public policies and elected officials they
The greatest issue that the Red Scare acquired was that while Communism was a real threat, it was so excessively exaggerated that it became self-destructive to America. Todays “scare campaigns” occurring in our political discourse are informing our citizens by fear, rather than knowledge and our media is distorting our perspective on current events and causing us to act
That is a wait and see question, but the American voters have spoken loudly that they have no confidence in the current career politicians. And yet instead of listening to the American voters, the Republican Party desperately attempted to discredit the desires of the American voters, whom the career politicians were elected to represent and substitute their own desires. Is that anymore corrupt or dishonest than the numerous scandals effecting the country in the past eight years? How anything can be more disingenuous and in-american than engaging in activities, such as we have seen once Donald Trump received the necessary votes to be the candidate, than disregarding the wishes and votes of the American
So many people are unaware of what it means to be politically correct. Because media is such a big part of our lives influentially, it is important to see how the media is using political correctness in the news. The Plug in produces online headlines that say things like “Treating people with respect is fueling homegrown extremism, claims proudBritish Muslim” and “NC senator compares treating people with respect to Nazi book burnings”. The plug-in doesn 't necessarily make the internet a nicer place but it shows what people are saying when the complain about things being too politically
Even though there were protests, Congress passed the Patriot Act into law. It was a time of crisis and people were demanding changes to protect our country from future harm. I support the Patriot Act because it helps the national intelligence agencies to catch evil plans before innocent lives are lost. The Patriot Act, passed into law in 2001,
This is a privilege for all non-citizens; however, many citizens do not see it favorable, but rather as an intolerable fact. In the article Constitutional Rights for Non-citizens, opponents argue “The fact that immigrants have so many shared rights with Americans has probably played a part in the illegal immigration problem currently plaguing the United States.” (“Issues & Controversies”). Evidently, immigration crisis will continue to affect the U.S nations as illegal immigrants continue to enjoy almost the same rights as any other citizen. Although there may be many factors for opponents to be against it, the main one is the fear of terrorism.
The patriotic Act has been highly controversial and widely citied The act provides sweeping power to government agencies. That is in monitoring the personal habits of terrorism suspects and anyone residing in the United States, or a U.S. citizen residing abroad. Individuals fear that this can be power can be abused.
If people vote based upon lies and manipulations by the candidates and the news, the result of the election might not necessarily be what the people want or need. Lies can undermine the trust that people have in their governments, thus creating tensions that can result in violence. Even in instances in which the lies do no tangible harm (for example the lie Bill Clinton told when he testified to not having an affair with Monica Lewinski), they must be treated by the media and the public as unethical and unacceptable. The media must be liable for correcting misinformation both from candidates and more importantly from itself. But still a problem lies in the stories that the network decides to cover.
For instance, let’s say the government made a bad trade deal but did not want the people to hear about it. This could cause the government to leave out facts or alter information causing the people of the country to be misinformed. In America, we are given an immense amount of opportunity to discover and share news-no matter one’s opinion or subject matter, but in several other countries they do not share these ideals of
For instance, tabloid newspapers tend to have false comments about politicians, whereas non-tabloid newspapers tend to have valid articles. With countless news channels, magazines and newspapers, it is quite difficult with what to believe in, but usually the newspaper or news channel that has the most misled stories is too good to be true. When candidates make speeches, other news stations that despise that candidate would always make negative comments. For example, during the presidential election of 2016, many news stations were biased about the campaign, and made many false comments about Donald