Be afraid if you use social media, but also, be prepared for the worst and be ready to fight.
Unrestricted worldwide exchange of information
Social media has enabled people from all over the world to communicate with each other, to exchange information and ideas, to educate each other, to organise protests, to express solidarity and to challenge injustice. Bypassing controlled space imposed by governments and by compliant media, people have sought the facts about issues and sought the opinions of others who are directly involved.
The easy and immediate exchange of information has helped to prevent cover-ups and to expose lies by governments. For example, it is less easy for a representative of a government to claim something happened or did not happen if a live video of the incident has already been seen by millions worldwide on social media.
Social media interaction between people from all over the world has countered the constant othering and xenophobia from various governments and think-tanks. It has shown that issues and problems…
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