Ted Talk Rhetorical Analysis

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As a young child I learned how information can be corrupted and distorted through a classroom game I use to play called telephone. In the game you would start with a message and try to make it around the room with the same message, and even though this game sounds easy the classroom never made it through with the same message. To me this game represents society and the media on how not everything you see is what it seems. I think that information can easily be corrupted and that it happens in our everyday life. There are several reasons for information to be corrupted for example: to gain power, make someone else look as if they are a lesser being, or to control others with a single message. You can see these examples in the play The Crucible…show more content…
In Ted Talks by Jon Ronson, he also discusses a very similar situation to The Crucible, of a woman who is accused of something through corrupted information. In Ted Talks, Jon talks about a woman 's life that changes in the matter of hours just because of a mistaken tweet. The tweet was meant to be a kindhearted joke, but was misinterpreted and ended up making her look as if she was a racist. In the matter of hours this woman had lost her job and her friends just because the joke she made on Twitter was misinterpreted. Finally, in Activism Through Social Media On Newsela by Ernie Suggs, he talks about how African americans are perceived completely different on social media than would a Caucasian. In this article Ernie says that just because someone is an African American they are immediately put into a group. No matter how they live, what they do for work, or how much money they make, they are all segregated into one category. And to be quite frank, I believe this statement wholeheartedly. The message of who a person is, is already corrupted by society 's labels and stereotypes just from having a certain skin tone. As you can see through these examples information is always being corrupted in our everyday lives, we just haven 't
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