Cahlen's MCJ 102

The Challenges of Communication

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So much can be misconstrued online. This is a major problem with communicating to the world for the fact that stories can mislead and people can misunderstand how something should be interpreted. The main aspects that are responsible are Twitter and the some media outlets. With a website like Twitter where everyone can share their thoughts,  facts can be heavily tainted. With some users believing they have all the facts about a certain topic, they can pass on false information easily to the next listener. And even though official news programs have own verified account, most users only go off of what they see first. And in addition to this, news outlets like Fox News have become infamous for their unofficial sources and sending them out to impressionable viewers. Reasons like these show the negative side of communication. Just because we have freedom of speech does not always mean that what is said will always be factual.

http://www.mintpressnews.com/pants-on-fire-analysis-shows-60-of-fox-news-facts-are-really-lies/205563/

http://www.bgnews.com/entertainment/social-media-impacts-communication/article_6cc716d2-5337-11e3-a9dc-001a4bcf887a.html

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