The Boardman Bugle

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In this generation today everything revolves around social media. Which is why it is so easy to forget that not everything on social media is true.

Social media has completely changed the world we live in today. The amounts of likes or followers you have determines your worth and how important you are. That being said people become so easily drawn into impressing people online that it is hard to tell what is real and what is fake. When you go online and see someone’s profile all you are seeing is the good which causes people to forget that people have more going on than what you see.

Although social media has many benefits it also has many downfalls, one of them is catfishing. When you go on social media and see a profile you think that person is really who they say they are, but that is not always the case. It has become so easy for a person to find a picture online and pretend to be that person. This becomes dangerous when meeting people online is so easy, you could be talking to someone giving them information about yourself and they may not even be who they say they are. This happens more often than you think and is becoming a big problem.

Another problem is that anything someone posts, the information is being spread and believed so easily. When someone posts something it spreads and does not go away whether the post is true or not. The more a post spreads, the more people are seeing it, and now a days whatever someone is reading online it has to be true. This causes confusion and even chaos when false information is spread.

And lastly, cyber bullying has become a huge problem because it is easier for a person to sit behind a screen and post something mean. Mainly due to the fact that they are not face to face. When another person posts something bad about someone else online it spreads and more and more people are seeing it. When this happens more people chime in without even knowing the person it is about or knowing if it is true. Cyber bullying is becoming more and more common which is sad, because you can’t base your opinion off another person based on something you read online.

Although social media has become such a huge part of lives in this generation, you have to remember that you can’t believe everything you see online.

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