By clicking a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” icon on Facebook or other media, sites can give politicians an instant read on people’s opinions. A tool commonly used is fact-checking in which citizens use the internet to find past speeches and other information that can prove a politician wrong. The internet has made the
Media can impact individuals understanding about the operations of the criminal justice system in different ways. Three ways media impacts individuals are based off the fear of crime, attitudes, and police effectiveness.
“Fake news,” like Pravda during Soviet Russia times, was used in the election to deliberately sway the political views of the voters and increase the support of one party’s side. During the election, “phony articles concerning candidates…emerged…this fake news boosted the image of…Donald Trump…” (“Fake News”). "Phony articles” or “fake news” on social media affected the candidates’ images, thus making voters more likely to vote for one candidate over the other. “Fake news” can be dangerous in spreading unreliable information and planting false accusations about a candidate in the minds of the voters. In 2016, a fake news story was leaked about Hillary Clinton that led to a shooting in a pizzeria,“Incidents such as this demonstrate how potentially dangerous fake news can be and how difficult it is to distinguish…”(“Fake News”). “Fake news” can cause people to abandon their initial beliefs about a person, like a political candidate, and align with the opposing side, destroying a person’s career over counterfeit media. "Fake news” is propaganda used to change people’s way of thinking, like both Pravda and Squealer’s role on The Farm. All of these methods of propaganda were substantial resources in changing people’s minds and feeding thoughts into their minds. They can be dangerous if they are not identified as being false or exaggerated, and can
Since the up-climb of social media began in 2003, law enforcement has greatly adapted to the social media network in order to better communicate with the public and to improve their protocol. Much of police work is unappreciated and unknown of. Therefore, some departments have taken it upon themselves to educate the public via social networks, such as Twitter and Facebook. This is done in order to inform the community of what their department does, and to build confidence and trust towards their agency. Around the country, law enforcement agencies see social media as both beneficial and damaging. Thus, with the awareness that social media is here to stay, law enforcement has chosen to adjust to these social changes and to use them in their benefit.
The 2016 election has been the first election where social media has been a key player to how people got their information. Statistics say “44 percent of American adults said they had learned something new in the past week about the election from social media.” However, with social media such an important influence on the younger generation it is important for all of this information to be legitimate and truthful. Google and Facebook have recently changed their policies to try to stop fake news articles from popping up within their ad space. The spread of fake news articles skews the public's perception of the candidates. The guardian talks about how the American voter is not just one demographic (college educated individuals, white men, minorities etc. ) because of this lack of (straightforward), it's hard to get an accurate prediction on who would have won the election. Additionally, the media affected the election negatively because they did not give the general public enough information to understand the statistics that they were
Out of the variety of news sources such as TV, radio, or newspapers, one of the popular sources in today’s world is social media. People are getting addicted to and can’t live without social media such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. They use social media as of where they can post their status but also where they can receive a lot of different news. While social media are spreading any kinds of news such as trend, celebrity or even politics, people easily get the information that is not true called “fake news.” The fake news raises the major problem in social media as the news source. Once people see the news, they tend to believe and share it. Liking can spread out fake news in a second. When people like the news, the activity
Social media today is a very free place. We are allowed to post whatever we like and comment on whomever’s picture. However, social media can be a very dark place too, because of this freedom. Hate across the world can be seen, different accounts are made only for bringing down others, and the arguments of the small things are formed every single day. Although these problems are seen on social media they are not related to the topic I am concerned about. I want to discuss all of the hidden powers social media websites like Twitter and Facebook have along with the idea that our government should have those powers.
SUMMARY- Lauren Tarshis in the article, Is Facebook Making You Mean? published in September 5, 2011 addresses the topic of social media and asserts that it can have an affect on how we act towards one another, online and in the real world. In this article, Tarshis gives an example of how social media affects our behavior. In this example with Anna and Maya, one person comments on a photo based on the comments of others, which hurt the person who posted it initially. When the picture was first posted, the comments were nice, but after a while, when one person said something insulting or mean, so did others. Some did this because the others were doing it and did not think it was that serious because it was joking. But, it did end up hurting the
In today’s society it would appear that we are communicating more as time passes with the addition to social media into individual lives. With applications such as Twitter, YouTube, and Face book, people are able to communicate with people around the world almost instantly as well as see the things that are being experienced in other countries. However, even though this has somehow made the world seem a bit smaller, communication has not gotten better. Miscommunication is actually now more readily noticeable because of the amount of social media that is available. We begin to see the societal and cultural factors that lead to misunderstandings
In “Presidential Campaigning and Social Media”, John Hendricks and Dan Schill conduct a research and show percentages of how many people from each political party rely on social media during elections. Their research showed that 48 percent of democrats and 34 percent of republicans think that keeping up with political news through the use of social media is very important (Hendricks). People think that it is important because they cannot only express their own opinions through social media sites, but they can also look at other people’s opinions and compare the two. Although this can be a reliable source to use during elections, this has become an issue recently, especially in today’s election with a figure as big as Donald Trump in the running. Many people only know Donald Trump from his social status instead of his political standings; therefor many people that support him are doing so for the wrong reasons. People are voting for him not because of his political views, but instead because of his social
At no other time has a "like," retweet or generally thoughtless online movement been so intelligent of the condition of American politics. For the likeminded people social media acts as a glue which unite them under one roof of open discussion. They not only want to know what is going around but also want to know the opinions of other likeminded people and why their opinion is correct. Despite the fact that online networking permits individuals to be presented to various political perspectives, individuals have a tendency to be a piece of situations where their political assessments are continually fortified.
Annodgia, I grasp the same concept and ideals as you do when it pertains to “criticisms of the polls, and the ones who keep track of polls continuously persists. The media plays a great role in the manipulation of voting polls. Although two out of three Americans reportedly use social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube, researchers say that few users appreciate the ways that social media are manipulated to influence voters and affect the outcome of elections. Manipulations of social media can affect how many voters feel about the electoral candidates.
This article relates to this class about social media, an arrest warrant and different types of crime. First, the social media including Snapchat are widely used by the law enforcement and it is becoming the wave of the future in law enforcement. Secondly, the arrest warrant is useful for law enforcements to rightfully capture Dolan without her committing offense in the amusement park. Thirdly, her offenses she has made are harms that could severely injured them and it is not a trivial matter that could go away. I think the matter now that Dolan is arrested, the judge should enforce a puishmemt that can help stabilize her action and not a risk to cilivians
In their article "Social Media and Public Administration: Theoretical Dimensions and Introduction to the Symposium,” published in 2011 in Administrative Theory & Praxis Vol. 33, Iss. 3, pp. 325-340, authors Thomas A. Bryer and Staci M. Zavatarro introduce the rising trend of social media use in public administration, in both government agencies and nonprofits. As public administration scholars and practitioners themselves, the authors sought to analyze these trends further, and to explore more comprehensively how social media technologies are utilized in public organizations, as well as these methods’ outcomes. The article is laid out as follows: First, the authors attempt to define social media; second, they identify common challenges and obstacles that public organizations face when utilizing social media tools ; and finally, they identify areas for future research. The authors hope that ultimately their research will provide assistance to those public administration practitioners interested in successfully utilizing social media.
This topic is important because it allows us to gauge people’s perception and impressions of certain cues in the web environment. The research will help researchers understand which cues communicate to people better in the Internet environment. The topic is unknown as of now but can have significant impacts down the road. This information can help sell products, help political candidates; advertisements and the list can go on. We need to know more about this phenomenon because it will help with out communication on the web truly works. We can find out which cues work and don’t while trying to communicate a certain message to people. The authors do not state that this study advances the field of communication but it does get the conversation started about how the Internet and communicating in this medium is very different from tradition communication face-to-face. The authors claim that by researching cues this will further the advancement of how certain cues are used political campaigns on the web. The study does not try to advance the theory but instead uses it vigorously to show how it works in the study.