Friday, September 18, 2015

Social Media

Social media is an ongoing issue, and although there are pros there are several, several cons. Social networking sites DO spread information faster than any other media, and over 50% of people learn about breaking news on social media. But it enables the spread of unreliable and false information; 49.1% of people have heard false news via social media. Social networking enables cheating on school assignments, and it aids in the spread of gangs and hate groups. One of the most important things is that it can harm EVERYONE. A blogger was found murdered by a Mexican cartel in 2011 with the note "this happened to me for not understanding that I shouldn’t report things on the social networks." While social media does have its advantages, I believe it’s disadvantages overpower the good it does.
--Faith Gilbert

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