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Farias - Yes, information can be communicated easily but when it comes to voting for a representative people start posting and sharing things that most of the time is just fake news that people believe, making people's vote biased
Yes, news can also create bias, but now a days even the news share things that were shared on social media first. For instance, in the past US election social media was filled with bad things about both runners and this information made the news, if social media wasn't a thing then it wouldn't have even made the news, creating the news bias.
There are more negative sides and more false information than positive. Especially in democracy. For example, our own president was mad that he lost and decided to say it on social media. That right there gives a ton of backlash on social media.
There could also be miscommunication that can spread false information or create a false narrative of whatever the situation. There's a need for credible sources for this stuff but even then someone's personal bias can affect the information they give.
i agree because democracy can look at your personal information online and in social media and the democracy can spread false information online and the democracy can spread false information on the news we watch everyday .
The news only spreads information that they are given, rarely even having biased opinions. A democracy can't see your information on any sort of media and can't spread any of your information. A democracy is only a system of government, it can't affect your personal identity or information and it can't affect the media/news.
Social media isn't good for democracy because social media influences bias. For example, you are in charge of what you see, and those details influence you. Now, politically, you aren't educated and you're just going off of someone else's opinion. -MAXWELL
But most biases don't cause an effective thought process even with research done. Former president Trump for example, people wanted him out of the whitehouse and fast. Barely anyone did their research on Joe Biden and they only voted on him to get rid of Trump and the nation is currently on a downfall as gas prices have been increased and multiple laws have been passed on that mainly goes to a specific group of people, even with stimulus checks that haven't been given to those who were promised a check. People let bias take over research or actual information.
Social media is bad for democracy because people post fake news that get more attention then the actual real new stories.Also Russian agents try to hack/manipulate the 2016 elections by posting videos,articles,and massage to drive people apart.
i agree with this because it is true how there are fake news out there and how it gets more attention than real news sources as well. i also agree with how social media can be manipulated by multiple countries outside of the U.S as well as them using it for false information to destroy our country and make false claims about it.
well fake news is evreywhere even like the TV channels spread fake news or try to either hide the baad news that affect the side they relate too such as CNN and FOX NEWS each one of them spread or talk about news that shows how good the side they support exampel the U.S 2020 election trump supporters were most likely watching and getting news from FOX NEWS biden supporters were getting news from CNN and none of the channles show what are bad things the side you support have while social media people talk like they want and there are sources were you can check if it's fake or not but in social media you can see the truth more but am not saying there is no fake news tho
Social Media allows people to use their platforms to express their opinions, letting people be more educated politically, allowing them to make better decisions within their democracy, which prevents a blind vote.
Some people may use the ability to express their opinions on a platform to manipulate unsuspecting people. They can spread misinformation under the cover of "political education", that can lead to more blind votes than there previously would have been.
Propaganda, although it can be spread, is usually taken down by the people running the social media platform, or clarified as false information, with this happening before the information can be widespread.
To add to this point, countries like Norway, Sweden, and Canada have some of the most widespread social media access, and not only do they have that, they have some of the best social media communication, which results in their democracies being ranked as some of the best, for example, Norway has the best democracy in the world, Sweden being ranked somewhere along that category, and Finland, one of the countries that offers amazing free speech and social media access, right below Norway at #2.
Even when the president is helping with the votes. What if you can't do anything about it? Social media doesn't have as many barriers as voting in the poles. At least your vote can't be influenced in person and nobody writes for you. For example, the Russian hack of 2016 where a ton of Russians hacked the online ballot and gave Trump the win over Hillary Clinton.
I believe that social media is good for democracy. One reason why is because it can be used to help inform people about events going on like presidential debates or rallies. It can also be used to help people talk about their problems online and receive support from others about anything.
yes, but usually when someone posts something in social media they exaggerate the situation making one side look awful and the other side looking like if it has no flaws, this makes the voting biased and can bring as a consequence a bad government that was only chose because the other one was looking really bad in social media.
I think social media is bad for democracy because it is biased. for example a lot of journalists on the news stations are paid to speak about what they think on the topic and then hide the biases with the facts they want to show, just like when on fox news Mark Levin said "Joe Biden is a 'two-bit street politician' who has no intention of unifying America", but CNN talks highly of Joe Biden.
i agree because the democracy is making social media worse because they are creating disturbing internet posts so the democracy can make people worried and scared of whats happening in the world right now
Social Media will have bias no matter what it is, but some of these biases, usually will be exposed and fact checked very quickly, which is what makes social media's huge platform so great, they can dig up facts so quickly and efficiently, which can crush biases, as for the point made that those two news platforms share different views about our president, news reporters usually just follow where the money leads them and what gets them more attention, which is a human trait, biases are usually countered and corrected very fast, which further expands social media's use in bettering our democracy, which is that we can spread the false information about biases that we see.
People in our generation wouldn't be as informed on what's going on in our government right now if politics weren't talked about in social media. Misinformation and communication only happens when people do not correctly educate themselves after seeing what is happening online. Bias and negative opinions are going to happen either way because this is politics, it's unavoidable and that's what starts a conversation. We wouldn't know half the stuff that is going on right now if we didn't have connection.
Farias- Social media is not good for the democracy. It's simple, social media places things that you are interested in and that you like, not letting you see the other side of the story; social media will take something you like and turning it into an obsession. For instance: if you like Harry Potter, social media will turn that "liking" into an obsession.
Yes, however, it can also be for a bad thing. For example, a ton of Russian hackers hacked the 2016 election, in which, in my eyes, isn't positive. There are more negatives than positives on social media.
The social media nowadays can be used for evidence, if someone do a bad thing and you talked thorough someone on your phone it can be used against you, and with the internet you can also donate money for people across the world who needs help.
Yes, while the Russian's did try to hack the 2016 election, there are still many positives on social media with movements like the gay and transgender rights and woman's rights and the sharing of opinions and ideas to reach a understanding.
While there is a chance that the information presented could be biased, there is always a possibility that the person presenting the information isn't biased on the topic and someone could research the topic if they feel that they are biased.
Yes but so can everywhere else on the internet, you cant be gullible to believe everything on the internet. You can also keep educating yourself on the topic to see who is lying and to see who is telling the truth -Junior
yes, that is true, but you also have to remember how some research on the internet is false and that their aren't that many reliable resources out their in the world as well as them being easily manipulated by the false news since people nowadays believe anything that happens in social media.
For people to govern themselves, they need to have information. They also need to be able to convey it to others. Social media platforms make that easier. Being able to relay information to anyone anywhere in the world. It's easy to use something like Instagram, Youtube, Facebook, and other platforms to be able to get the information that you are looking for since its filled with everything that you need.
Instagram, Youtube, Facebook could be good place to go to , but it can also sway you the wrong way because they post on what they believe. not all the time people post the truth. because the truth is whatever you allow your self to know.
Everyone has different beliefs but the facts remain the same. You can say for example the earth is flat, that's your belief, but when it comes down to the facts you're wrong. What you should allow yourself to know are the facts you can confirm. I agree with you on how many people do lie on social media but it shouldn't be hard to debunk them.
TB: Social media is not good for democracy, because there is no room for changing opinions. On social networks, people tend to converse with those that have similar ideas to themselves, and stay away from people with opposing ideas. This is a very fixed state to be in as there is no moving forward due to the lack of diverse opinions in groups of people.
While what you say is true with people staying with others who share their ideas, there are other people who change mindsets after talking with others. For example with the BLM movement. However there is always varying opinions on any topic like the supernatural, politics, or anything else.
I agree, a lot of people stay in their own "bubble" on the internet, just seeing things they want to see, and when something or someone say something opposite on what you like you just block them and continue to talking and seeing things on your own "bubble.
Social media is a good resource for movements to keep governments and other oppressive systems in check. This may look like using Twitter to call out the oppressive police system with the hhash-tag #BlackLivesMatter. Weston Gobar's “Social media can be good for democracy” provides evidence in support of this point, "Under the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, activists were able to share photos and videos of excessive police force and militarization. Not only did activists use Twitter as a platform to publicize the use of tear gas, but activists in Palestine were actually able to provide them with real advice." This shows how activists were able to use social media to impact their governments and make a difference.
There are many good societies and clubs you can participate in. So with good ones, there are negatives too. For example, the Russian hack for Donald Trump to win the presidency back in 2016. Also, there is a ton of false information on social media. In your example, you used BLM, there are so many people joking and saying that this is wrong in the group. Not all people believe that some clubs should stand.
Yes it is true that multiple people online may have opposing views on such movements, but these can be beneficial to calling out one's personal bias and learning about different views. Even with groups that are in the wrong, these can be beneficial to the democracy as they help politicians and other people of power to learn insight on opposing views.
Social Media promotes fake news. In 2016, fake news stories promoted more than real news. The fake news blog; including hoax sites and hyper-partisan blogs has engaged 8.7 Million people, while Real news has engaged 7.3 million people. Being misinformed can make lots of clueless debates and can cause major problems in society.
Social Media also reinforces negative biases. While social media makes people stand up for what they believe in, it can also promote hate groups like neo-nazism, hate against asian people, and even more. Claims can have unquestionable power, but bears no special claim or accuracy.
Social Media also increases polarity. polarity is the increased or strong opinion about something. Facebook and Youtube have algorithims to engage their audience in like-minded things. It's like being a vegetarian and end up as a vegan. These effects could be what is increasing polarity in america.
1: Social Media, although it can promote fake news, on most social media websites, there are warnings that inform you that fake information is included within the post
2: A lot of these hate groups are usually taken off of social media, and if not, then they are usually prevented from spreading their points, and overshadowed by more positive information, and as for the bias, there is always bias in all opinionated statements, but evidence is included within the posts
3: Yes, but these like-minded "For You" pages really aren't political oriented, in my personal experience, and many others, I've been seeing many posts about many different political views, and my like-minded posts that are included in my "For You" and explore pages are mainly entertainment and other things.
For the first one, I have a question, do you look on your phone, see an amber alert, then immediately go after the child that was kidnapped?
For the third one, you can determine what you look at on social media. However, you can't determine what type of news you get, you can't determine fake news and bias on your phone. Also, you won't get the chance to construct your own opinion in social media as a whole.
social media is bad for democracy because it causes a lot of drama because the democracy does not support gun rights or gay or transgender rights and the democracy's internet posts are very disturbing to all the people looking at the democracy posts and all the people will be worried about the democracy posts because their is a lot of violence in the democracy internet posts
I agree, social media is very beneficial because of how it can strengthen movements like BLM or PAL. This helps keep the democracy in check, as these movements speak on issues in the democracy to invoke change.
while that may be true, you have to remember how some people in the world go against things like BLM and discriminate against it, causing chaos in the country and separating people instead of bringing them together.
yes, that is true, but you have to remember that social media can also allow people to discriminate against things like that, causing revolutions and disputes around the world all cause of one thing that is trying to help the world.
so is social media good for democracy? So for me I'd say yes.A reason for social media being good for democracy is that social media is a powerful tool for activist movements. Activist movments ,there is good and bad exampels for it.(There is good and bad in evreything in this world nothing is perfect). Bad exampels such as BLM ,reasons for it being bad there action were based on violence toward innocents people and innocent business owners. Good example Free palestine an movment were they show people stuff happening in palestine such as killing taking innocents people and children and they also donate to people there. And there is more good Activist movments that have good affects to this world.
and i agree with but people don't get to that point unless someone is really pushing them to that point where they really have to commit suicide , like not supporting them in what they like , or what they believe in
social media is not good for democracy because platforms like Facebook, YouTube and others use to maximize "engagement" ensure users are more likely to see information that they are liable to interact with. This tends to lead them into clusters of like-minded people sharing like-minded things, and can turn moderate views into more extreme ones.
Whysocial media is good there is opportunity for us to connect with our representatives at all levels. Our community doubles the number of connections between people and our representatives by making it easier to connect with all our representatives in one click. When we connect, we can engage directly in comments and messages.For example “ in Iceland, it's common to tag politicians in group discussions so they can take community issues to parliament. Sometimes people must speak out and demonstrate what they believe is right.”
This creates an opportunity for us to connect with our representatives at all levels. In the last few months, we have already helped our community double the number of connections between people and our representatives by making it easier to connect with all our representatives in one click. When we connect, we can engage directly in comments and messages
This can also be a problem within social media. People who are strongly against the person may lead out to a biased rant towards the representative. This bias may take a negative toll on that certain respresentative.