By: Elena Grace Flores
Imagine if there’s no Social Media at this point in time yet? How can the citizens of the Philippines voice out opinions on political issues among others? Needless to say, Vice President Jejomar Binay is luckier than the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos. Marcos, a great president suddenly became unpopular when he was accused with series of massacres that until now remained unresolved.
Nowadays, bad rumors can easily be contradicted just by going online and commenting via political forums, Twitter walls or Facebook pages. So, it’s just like a numbers game. The more the pro or anti, the winner they become. Philippines is indeed a country victimized by false publicity – from the leading Asian country to a chaotic 3rd world venue. This time around, it would be harder to fool people.
Social Media play a major part in today’s world whether we like it or not. You can choose not to participate but it is also to your own disadvantage. However, responsible use of Social Media is a must – not to corrupt the young ones. Use them wisely and supervise the minors online. So, goodbye Media Propaganda and hello, Social Media!
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