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sreemikaelyap
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ZakYoungTheLibertarian
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this house believes the media has a negative influence on the minds of soceity

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Started: 3/2/2013 Category: Technology
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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sreemikaelyap

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the media as in social media such as twitter,facebook and other online social networking websites and broadcasting media such as the television,newspaper,radio and etc etc has a negative,a harmful effect or the posibiliy to bring someone down in a bad way both psychically and mentally on the minds,a faculty of a persons consciousness whereby he makes his decisions of the society
ZakYoungTheLibertarian

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One cannot simply group together media and social media. These mediums are so radically different in scope and purpose that any attempt to equivocate the two is pointless. As far as the old media is concerned, i.e. television, newspaper and radio, there is no doubt of the awesome impact of these forms of communication. Ideas are extremely powerful. There are plenty of bad ideas in print, but plenty of good ones as well. The primary purpose of these industries is to communicate truthful information and this they do very effectively. Telling the truth about things is good and since this is the primary purpose of media, they over all do good. Of course the media does not always tell the truth, i.e. when commentators are editorializing, the vast majority of the time they report verified facts - that is to say they tell the truth.

As far as social media is concerned, this is simply a method of people communicating with people. Communication is good, ergo these sites are good. These sites enable you to stay in touch with friends and to meet new people with common interests. Social media permits a degree of participation that is not present in traditional forms of media and allows for the free exchange of competiting and 'heretical' ideas.

Media, both social and traditional, and websites like youtube which blur the line between the two, is an overall good.
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