Should we stop watching News Channels and scanning Newspapers?
Whenever I turn on News Channel, I see only disturbing feeds and also news which makes me think where our world is headed, are we headed to disaster, inhumanity and war?. We are in the era where people only get fake news, believe in rumors and make money on these fabricated news which are as violent as bomb.
For peace and tranquility and for human race to survive, should we just stop watching these news channels and newspapers who are just running after money, ruining public peace and playing with their emotions. Should we stop using Social media as there are elements who are fueling hatred and venom against one another.
What do you think?
Masarrat A Shah , provoking question! Would not go that far, but agree that we have to keep up critical thinking and so carefully select our sources of information. This may include for important topics not only to use our regular ones, but also add the additional ones to understand topics from different angles.
Social media is changing, especially younger generations left the big platforms to concentrate on closed groups. This reduces the number of virtual friends to have discussion groups of known peers.
The headlines has to be catchy, so newsfeeds has to have an impact.Usually, negative and devastating news would be trending, as a part of human nature maybe?
I would still keep on scanning newspapers and watching news over the TV, which is nothing different from what is uploaded in the youtube.
It wouldlet us know of what's happening and it's up to us to filter the contents and how we handle them.
The news disruption will occur when everyone and anyone can submit a news story as opposed to the oligarchy paradigm we are now under. It is occuring in small instances, we will see a Facebook, Google, Instagram news channel, but it will not air over the current paradigm and cable, companies will disappear or buy up the companies threatening to disrupt their bottom line.