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BCJ: Christchurch Exposes Risks Of Social Media

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by waves, Mar 18, 2019.

  1. waves

    waves not so new


    BCJ: Christchurch Exposes Risks Of Social Media

    Social media is not the problem, it is people that are the problem.

    Are vehicles, airplanes, ships etc in and of itself to be blamed because some people misuse it to commit criminal acts every day like robbery, terrorism, dangerous driving, using planes to transport drugs etc?

    What about schools where children are subjected to bullying daily, are schools in and of itself considered the problem? What about the workplace where corruption is rampant, are workplaces in and of itself to be blamed for this.

    What about forks, knives which people use every day, should these items to be blamed for criminal acts done using them. What about phones which criminals use to contact each other?

    There are so many things invented that are used for good or for evil and these inventions themselves are not the problem. It is the people who are the problem.
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2019
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  2. RDKirk

    RDKirk Alien, Pilgrim, and Sojourner Supporter

    To the extent that search engines funnel to people and suggest to people more of what they've seen before and imply thus imply by volume that the truth of the world is in one direction only, then social media does tend to increase extremism in a number of ways.

    It's easy to make it obvious--just deliberately hit a few websites or Google a few topics outside your normal reading areas, and you'll get a bunch of things in those veins suddenly pointed your way.

    Someone who doesn't make a determined effort to seek out the other side will get only one side.
  3. wing2000

    wing2000 E pluribus unum Supporter

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    Social Media empowers people who otherwise would not a platform. So while it is not the source of the problem, it certainly is part of the problem.
  4. Wayholka

    Wayholka A saved wolf among sheep. Supporter

    Social media is a huge enabler for bad behavior. Every like, share, or follower you gain, it gives you validation for your behavior and you seldom get actual punishment for it. It's especially damaging if you're a minor who is in his development stage and is being taught that in order to succeed in life, you have to be more like Logan Paul or Danielle Bregoli instead of someone who displays hard work, honesty, and respect.

    There was a study done in the 1960's called the Bobo doll experiment.

    Bobo doll experiment - Wikipedia

    Basically a couple groups of kids watch a video of a Bobo doll getting punched and the assaulter either getting rewarded or punished for it. The kids who witnessed getting rewarded for punching Bobo ending up punching the doll more than the ones who saw punishment for it.

    With social media, you can literally become rich and famous for bad behavior and other superficial things such as beauty and video gaming skills. What kind of a message do you think we're sending to the youth? We tell them one thing and it turns out the opposite seems to be the most effective way of getting what they want in life.