In conclusion, political impact on social media is huge and obvious. Social media platforms is substituting the traditional formal news media which has restrictions on the news and information they share especially in closed societies. Governments of closed societies are facing a problem because the government cannot control the news and the information shared on the internet which diminish the government authority to control their citizens. Lack of control on internet has made social media a platform for activists in politics and human right
According to Richards (2013), it is illegitimate and pernicious to establish an underground and comprehensive surveillance in the society. First, individual privacy, which should be granted and well protected by the law, is now violated. Under PRISM, personal details, including thoughts, movements, communication, transaction and health record, is being systemically and consistently collected without a permit from the owners. The right to hold these details is shifted from the individuals to the state. The state then can make use of the information for certain political purposes like filtering criminal/ terrorist-related suspects out of the government or even country.
CyberTurfing is the online equivalent of Astroturfing, differentiated by the online medium in which the deception is being spread. CyberTurfing is often harder to detect due to the lack of transparency that exists online. The global reach of the internet also increases the scope of people that may be deceived. For example, CyberTurf messages are being spread on Twitter through the use of Honey Pots; fake accounts that are preprogrammed to tweet, reply and direct message users, whom usually have great influence on the platform. Usually, these accounts are easy to detect but more advanced Honey Pots have shown emotional intelligence capabilities like that of humans.
The false perception of life portrayed all over social media is misleading towards teens it can show you one thing and be the other leaving the other person embarrassed or seriously messed up depending the issue. Not only is social media misleading, it is also very unimportant. A majority of the posts are extremely insignificant and unimportant to our world today but its relevant because of the social media. In this day and age kids need to be worried about what they post. Any little small thing can be pulled up from years ago and backfire on you.
Many people are inspired by stories read online, and use the internet as a source to communicate with radicals abroad. The internet and social media networks have become an excellent source for recruitment. Individuals who become radicalized or are attracted to Islamic extremism believe their actions are for a higher purpose or become motivated by personal or psychological means. It is easy for radicalization to occur through a network of peers, as seen in the article. Not many young radicals have a history of religious or political militancy.
Social media has supposedly caused people to be antisocial which could lead to anxiety because of the fear to interact with another person. “Ironically, social media is in effect turning us into one of the most antisocial generations, yet. We prefer texting to phone conversations, online chat to a face-to-face meeting, and many have replaced human interaction with convenient platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram” (Amedie 4). However, people still know how to communicate by going to school and participating in extracurricular
However, many off turn a blind eye to the negative impact it has and will continue to have on society. For instance, although the ability to share images and videos with loved ones instantaneously regardless of where they are in the world is amazing; a simple oversight in the privacy settings could potentially place those pictures and/or videos in the wrong hands, which could be used to bully. In fact, “the depression and anxiety from cyberbullying are significant and have been the cause of many suicides in America” (Richards, Caldwell, & Go, 2015). Therefore, it is imperative that social media is not only monitored, but usage is
Platforms like Facebook and Twitters are now more frequently used by people to get information. The information spread on the social media, unlike the traditional media, is also hard to prove the credibility. The role of users on social media becomes the producer of the source (Feezell 2017). Other users can also choose what they like to follow. It changes the way of traditional media agenda setting.
Given the fact that the media institutions use sexuality and violence as a marketing instrument in order to attract more viewers or consumers, it means that the media companies are trying to market themselves or their products at the expense of ignoring business ethics. In my opinion the government should impose rules and regulations on the media channels to end this problem and in order help the parents who suffers from this problem with their
After a terrorist attack of any kind there are always consequences that must be faced. Sometimes the point of the terrorist attacks is because the organization wished to send a message or to influence policy in their favor. However, after the 9/11 attacks administrators realized that the United States was not prepared for a tragedy of this kind and had little to no measures to prevent one, this lead them to create new programs and policies. Terrorist organization’s goal often comes down to one of the following: regime change, territorial change, policy change, social control and status quo maintenance. The main purpose of a terror attack may well be to influence public policy.
Part two, Covert Action, of Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq, by Stephen Kinzer, presents situations in Iran, Chile, South Vietnam, and Guatemala where covert actions were used to abolish governments that the United States claimed had communist influence and intentions. These threats were misguided, but the excuse was used to justify the actions to the public. The true intention of these interventions was to protect American businesses in foreign countries. These interferences are still causing problems for all countries involved.
n today’s society the internet plays a huge role in the everyday lives of many people, therefore many individuals’ main form of communication is over sites like Facebook, and twitter. In Malcolm Gladwell’s essay, “Small Change, Why the Revolution will not be Tweeted,” he explores the different methods used by activists nowadays versus those used by the activists in the 1960s. Gladwell argues that social media is not an effective tool to initiate revolutionary movements or any change at all for that matter, based off its weak ties formed over different social networks. Gladwell illustrates multiple cases of protests and adds that without the assistance of social media, these protests were stronger, prearranged and based off deeper emotional ties. Throughout the article Gladwell continuously returns to the Civil rights movement and why it was effective.