How Far Would You Say the Media Controls Who We Are and How We Should Think?

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Q4 How far would you say the media controls who we are and how we should think? Introduction: The present century is a century of rapid progress. There have been countless breakthroughs in almost all areas. A notable area is the prevalence of media. I feel that the media controls who we are and how we think to a small extent. The media has allowed different individuals from different walks of life to know more about each other and also more about the world they are living in. However, the media also has the power to influence. Body: The media has caused violence to increase. Research has been done in many countries and the repeated conclusion is that the witnessing of violence and in movies and television shows leads to people being more violent. Violence all over the world are reported by newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations, which aims at selling more copies or attracting more viewers and listeners. There are also some shows that “promote” violence. For example, the depiction of heroes as violent persons who fight against evil, which leads to people taking heroes as their idols. Seeing violence on the screen and then doing violent acts themselves have happened too many times in the world to be dismissed as a coincidence. This shows that there is a definite link between media violence over the film media and violent behavior by people. Therefore, the media is able to influence our mindset and control us. However, it would be too extreme to paint the media industry with a tainted paint brush. The new media platform such as Facebook and twitter promotes exchange of information and also a more convenient platform for people to express their thoughts and views about something. Ideas can be shared and discussed openly where each and every one can voice out his or her thoughts, which allows us to think more in depth into a particular issue. People nowadays

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