With the recent and rapid growth of the media, phone tapping, learning people’s secrets, creating fake proofs havebecome a trend, making journalism ethics a really debatable subject.
I believe that all people have the right to know the truth but as long as they don’t violate the law or chew on some others’ rights. The infamous Deniz Baykal case would prove this point; the reason he quit from the presidency of CHP was a sex tape secretely recrded and set free on the internet.
“This is not a sex tape, this is a conspiracy,” he said about this topic.The person who has secretely recorded it probably didn’t have any human dignity because he made a man loose his job and power. Even if it was our right to know about the existence of such a tape,we didn’t need to see the content of it.
On the other hand,Mr Baykal claimed he was a victim of a government-orchestrated plot. If Deniz Baykal is proven right and it turns out to be a scam and the tape isn’t real and is simply photoshopped on the computer, it shows us that another great problem we are currently facing is fake information. Because of the rapid growth of technology, it has become really easy to create fake proofs.
People do have the right to know the truth but the limit is when that truth starts unjustly and disproportionally hurting somebody.