Social Media As The Truest Form Of Obtaining Information

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Has Social Media replaced Mainstream Media as the Truest Form of Obtaining Information? Intro We’re at a pivotal point in modern history; the world is changing faster than it ever has before. People can communicate on a level in which our ancestors couldn’t have imagined. Plato Social media is at the crux of our society. Everything we do, everything we see is uploaded and shared with the world in the blink of an eye. Our view of the world is now through the lens of social media. This raises all kinds of questions in regards to what our reality is, what is real? Plato describes someone that is being forced to believe a reality that is not real, while the actual reality is happening in the background. This person is seeing a distorted version of reality in the form of shadows on a blank cave wall, where a fire behind the person is creating the shadows; which is the actual truth: “And if he were made to look directly at the light of the fire, it would hurt his eyes and he would turn back and retreat to the things which he could see properly, which he would think really clearer than the things being shown him ”. Now in 2016, many aspects of media and design throughout the world represented by these shadows. News is the main outlet from which people get their information from and everyone’s day is a constant loop of jumping from update to update whether it be a status or a news article. The mainstream news is the shadows on that blank cave wall upon which the world has

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