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The Dark Side of Social Media

According to Judah Ben-Hur of The Standard, social media has not only become a tool for surveillance, information collection, and financial gain but has also evolved into a powerful force that has transformed the fabric of societies. The Standard reported:

The danger in all this comes from the fact that social media gives people only one view of the word and that is your view. When different people google the same phrase on their phone or computer, the results or suggestions will be different depending on what location you are in.

This is similar to Facebook where your news feeds are never similar to anyone else’s. This simply means the algorithm gives you information based on what you are interested in; just like someone who tells you what you want to hear and not what you should hear.