Scrolling through social media feeds daily is something that almost any kid does today. Most people see that this is harmless, but others say that it can be a very dangerous thing if educated properly. When any big event happens in America peoples social media feeds blow up with the topic. There is often chaos and a wide variety of things said about the issue. This can be confusing and make you really curious about what happened. There are so many different things said that it is really hard to find the truth, this leads us to believe in something false and we spread the false news. This can also lead to a distrust of news outlets because of different information released from them.
In this article from The American Press Institute the author explains how people will trust certain sources over another simply based on the ability to navigate a website easier. Or how frequently adds pop up on the page they’re trying to read. An article from Sensei Marketing also explains how people would rather trust their friends on social media who present information than actual news outlets. “If enough people hold this belief, it must be true.” is interesting to read because even outside of social media I tend to believe things more if coming from a friend.
The dystopian novels that I have read this year all had a similar theme to this. They talked about the distrust we have as a society towards one another and that is exactly what is happening with our media. Social media has changed many things in our lives but our distrust is arguably one of the biggest issues it has caused.Tags: News Politics Social Media