Furthermore, in many developing countries or in those with oppressive regimes, government actions are more important than the Internet in defining how information is produced and consumed, and by whom. There are so many counties that use strict censorship in their media. “Present-day examples include Russia as a territorially shrunken successor state to the former USSR, China and North Korea” (Höchli, 2010). Censorship in North Korea is known to be the most intense among the world. With a government such as theirs, they are able to take strict control over communications.
Analysis Information Revolution has changed the world to a Global Village and media has played a vital role in this change. Media has access to every home and its effects are profound on masses. It has displayed the ability to capture people’s minds and hearts during recent wars. Media has the potential even to change a faulty State policy. It plays a vital role to get the favorable public opinion both at home and abroad.
Introduction The present research is devoted to “Mass Media Language Peculiarities”. It represents very interesting investigation from theoretical and practical point of view. Due to increasing importance of mass media in effective information transmission, spreading and exchange in the present-day world, its language together with its linguistic, and extra linguistic peculiarities has become the subject of study of not only linguistics and journalism, but it has drawn the attention of psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, information theory, stylistics and pragmatics as well. Chronologically the birth of newspapers foreruns all the other types of mass media. In spite of this fact, its importance has not diminished, but on the contrary, it has successfully developed together with radio, television, magazines, books, World Wide Web, and other means of mass communication.
This has been made possible by the great technological advancement and progress, which has led to cheaper and far more extensive methods of surveillance. The march towards globalization and penetration of the Internet and other technologies has enabled the ‘few’ to watch over ‘many’ in a more expansive and comprehensive manner. In her article, In Praise of Big Brother: Why We Should Learn to Stop Worrying and Love Government Surveillance, James Stacey Taylor writes; “Spy satellites are now so accurate that they can be used to track the movements of individual people, and even read license plates on cars. It is now simple to intercept faxes, pager messages, and telephone messages, for rooms to be bugged, and for tracking devices to be installed on vehicles, goods, and even individual person. Spyware software can now be covertly and remotely implanted onto Internet-linked computers to monitor the keystrokes that their users make and the websites that they visit.
Governments like to be in command and supervise its citizens. With that, there are always some citizens that will rebel over the people in charge. People will rebel because they gain much knowledge from literature, news media, entertainment, and presently, the internet that contradicts the government. The government is intelligent because it has the power to change what the people look at to make them dense and without an opinion of what the government says. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury shows an accurate representation of what the government does to its people.
Media information has a huge impact of how people think about different society problems and subjects. Many opinions can change because of what the media tells the audience. Freedom of speech is a vital of democratic structure and humans rights, but on the other hand media can be misused for propaganda purposes such as spread rumours and create more tense in a conflict (Kuusik, 2010, The Role of the Media in Peace
The creation of a public opinion is not the only negative of media when it comes to information. For instance, media censorship has a profound effect on the way individuals receive information and what kind of information they receive. Media censorship takes many forms in the way you get your news. While news stories are often edited for length, there are many choices that are made and designed to keep some information from becoming public. All media anywhere in the world is funded and controlled by the government.
Given anonymity’s lengthy history in protecting rights (even dating so far back as colonial times), it is evident that the benefits of the privilege of anonymity outweighs the disadvantages, as in the words of the United States Supreme Court; “Anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of the majority” (Online). When discussing the benefits of maintaining online anonymity, the argument boils down to one primary point: anonymity in general is crucial to the liberty of individuals and the natural progression of society. This applies especially for anonymity online, given the Earth’s populace’s reliance on the internet. One of the most notable instances of the impact of anonymity as a concept lies in the events leading up to the ratification of the United States constitution. More specifically, anonymity was a cornerstone of the Federalist Papers (Lewis).
Now putting this on a global scale, the mass majority of developed nations have access to this. The mass media feeds into this demand for new, thriving aspects in culture. Much of the population makes choices based on what they’re being fed by the media. From billboards to news stations, to commercials and annoying ads, these are all correlated to controlled media. The mass media is dictating what everyone sees, including you and me.
Significantly, the revolution of human beings progressed as so did mass media. Over time, individuals were able to develop pristine means to impart information, ideas and opinions to a substantial audience in accordance with the various events that occurred in the past. Furthermore, experiences of human beings contributed and helped in shaping the topical condition of mass media today. In fact, to explicitly indicate this notion, Guioguio (2015) stated that numerous revolts in opposition to the individuals who were greatly determined to colonize other inferior human beings prompted the inception of covert newspapers, a practice still evident to the Filipino community. The Philippines ' seething past, together with their citizens ' inclination, have molded the country 's media and culture since the occurrence of colonialism.