4.Everyday, we see countless numbers of rumors and false news circulates over the Internet. This is an even greater danger since false news and rumors are given a very huge audience”many of which do not know how to dissect the truths from the rumors. 5.The best way to solve this problem is to inform the masses of such a problem. 6.And in the end, as to the severity of the effects of such a problem, it all boils down to the individual. So beware and be vigilant, you not only owe it to yourself but also to the whole world.
7.Throughout history, we have seen classic examples of the misuse of media. 8.The consequences of such misuse is the misinformation of the public, leaving them believing in something that is far from the truth thus resulting in their being manipulated by whoever controls the media. 9.Such blatant perversion of the media however is not the only misuse of the media committed towards the people. 10.Most of the time, people are subtly brainwashed by the news and media into actions that benefit differing parties.
11.For example, commercials, magazines and movies all portray women as beautiful by virtue of their height, their complexion, their figure”all of which result in mass consumption of beauty products and the like. Such slight manipulation of the public is an outrage equal to the aforementioned explicit misuse since no matter the means, the effect would be the same”compelling the general populace into action that, most of the time, they do not even benefit from.
12.Understanding the dangers the news and media poses; one must understand that no single source holds the truth in its entirety. Sometimes an omission, be it intentional or not, is committed. And such seemingly small things build up into information that is not necessarily the whole truth. Being critical is key. When we hear something from a certain source, it is always wise to not entirely believe in it. After all, most of the great inventions and theories have been conceptualized through challenging what was then the accepted truth. 13.We must understand that the truth is a very dynamic entity and as such, we must be able to choose wisely which truth we accept.