We are always told by our parents; “be careful what you put online”. Yeah well, they’re right.
Everything that we do online is being recorded and mined for monetary gain and with your permission!!!
A great way to show the ethical misuse of information by media owners, would be to explore the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal. Millions of innocent user’s data was mined and analysed for political propaganda reasons and financial gain. Naturally resulting in mistrust from the public eye and bringing questionable thoughts to users contributing to the platform, making them think twice before posting about their private life as they consider what Facebook will do with the gathered information.
As a result of researching further into this topic, it was illustrated to me that most of our news channels, media owners and social media owners use their mediums to showcase information, in a way where the targeted audience can perceive their ideal ‘truth’. These owners however have the power to thrive through hiding what is true, as well real ownership to our privacy in the online space.
My point for this blog was to communicate the fact that not everything you see or read should be believed, and that people should seek their own truth through fact checking and consuming the same ‘story’ through multiple reliable sources, before committing to a viewpoint or opinion.
Do we want a digital profile?, Can we trust the companies who hold our information?
So what do you think? 🤔 leave your thoughts in the comments below!