Do you agree that bloggers are not obliged to follow certain standards and writing ethics
Everyone can set up a blog and write or express their opinions, ideas and outlook in life. But then, it nurtured irresponsible posting of unverified information, much worst - fake information or news.
Some bloggers set up the defense that they are not obliged to observe standards, guidelines and ethics as those writers of mainstream media.
Do you agree?
Forget Bloggers, the MSM is no different, when it comes to ethics. They have been supporting propaganda, peddling narratives and concocted stories to serve their own ulterior motives since long.
Even the supposed 'Credible Sources' these days need to be cross verified.
I don't think they have to. Many blogs are public journals. They are the writer's own opinions and should be treated as such. The information they contain is almost guaranteed to be biased in one way or another.
The freedom of the internet has many great values. One of them is freedom of expression. A blogger can write whatever he wants. From fascist statements to extreme left wing state politics.
These are opinions. Opinions are not facts though.
As a public figure you have to understand your responsibility though. As a teenager is easily influenced by a popstar. The price for fame is political correctness. You can't say anything you think, there are social consequences.
Alternative facts or fake news is just a new word for state propaganda and it's nothing new.
Many dictators used the same tactics as Trump is using right now, calling the news from his opponents fake news and creating his own truths.
The huge social media like Facebook and Twitter do have a responsibility too. But the pace of putting information on the net that goes viral is so fast that it's hardly controllable.
The only way to get this under control is through education. I think kids need to learn how to seek for information and how to recognize fake news and extreme biased opions.
It's a complicated issue, something the internet ( and we) have to deal with as it is a dangerous thing.
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