The Media 's Influence On Politics

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POLS 1101

American Government

The media’s influence on politics

I decided to do research on the impact that the media has politics due to the factors that can influence society, as well as the individuals. Do you believe that social media plays a major role in politics and at times can be unfair by only showing one perspective? I personally believe that the social media, greatly effects politics and can be shown to be very one-sided on many occasions.
Social media has been around long before it became used for political battleground. According, to the article Social Media, Political Change, and Human Rights “Social media is defined as a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0, and that allow the creation and exchange of User Generated Content”. It comes in many different formats such as collaborative projects, virtual worlds, blogs, content communities, and social networking.
Collaborative projects are projects that people work towards creating content. One of the most popular collaborative projects that we are familiar with is Wikipedia. Blogs are creative workspaces created by an individual or organization that follows any topic the author chooses. The most commonly used are Tumblr, blogger, etc. Content communities are sites where you must join to become a member. A few popular content communities are Flickr, YouTube, etc. Social networking is among the most popular of social media…

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