Always check your source
In the fast-paced age of the internet as our addition to social media and online interactions is growing exponentially. We are confronted with a constant stream of media information, we have more information at our disposal than the president of the United states had 20 years ago. For the first time in human history the information is openly and freely accessible, if you have the tools and knowledge to acquire it. However, it is important to be able to understand how and why some of the data is created. As the world wakes up to the new-found power, most citizens still do not realise the full extent of the weapon in their hands.
In terms of social media platforms such as Facebook we become the product for our data; images, location, browsing habits, our lives up for sale to governments and corporations. It’s important to remember while Facebook offers us a space to connect to our brothers and sisters around the world to reach out share our dreams, sadness and happiness. That there is a cost paid by giving our information to Facebook it is being sold on to 3rd parties.
There is much disinformation on the net
“De Omnibus Dubitandum”
(Everything must be doubted).
We often see obvious posts or blogs with images from politicians & celebrities that have been edited un knowingly so before you post check always check your sources. A quick search on Goggle Inside Search to check images or a key word search can often save a lot of problems.
Take a good look at these two pictures of President Donald Trump with mother Mary and Father Fred
The image on the left has been edited to show Donald Trumps mother and farther as wearing KKK (ku klux Klan) costumes. The original Donald Trump image is on the right. It looks obvious when view like this, how ever when added to a story the image takes on a new meaning. Often people share images and posts with out question (always check your sources).