I feel that the media should tell the entire story, and not the “screen voices.” This is important because in my opinion it is media’s and journalists’ duty to present all sides of a story. However, this is becoming more obsolete in the age of modern technology. The Internet, to a large degree has allowed individual people to speak to a vast audience and express their side of news or even create the news on their own without any help from major news companies. Thus, all sides of a story are spread even if the news companies don’t present it.
The Internet lets the individual person be heard. It’s amazing how quickly something can spread through Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. An example for this is Kony 2012, a short documentary that spread around the world on YouTube and Facebook. After the video had already gotten millions of views, Kony made the headlines. Social networking allows all people to get the chance to be heard on the Internet even if the news companies tries to censor them.
On the other hand, this also possesses major problems. Firstly, even now people often read a tweet or a Facebook post talking about a story without actually thoroughly reading the stories to find out all the information. Secondly, people can get biased information very easily without knowing if it is correct. People will often see a post on the Internet as a fact without actually checking it accuracy. Lastly, people would only see stuff from the people they follow, so there is a high possibility that they will be viewing biased information.
The Internet means that everyone can be heard but not everyone is going to be heard. To be more precise, a person can get the whole story easily but he or she might have to look for it and it is very easy to get biased information.