We used to rely solely on newspapers, television, and environmental gossip for the latest news. With the advent of the internet, newspapers have become a dying trend and are no longer the main source of information.
More and more people rely on the internet to keep up-to-date by opening the websites they already visit regularly. Surprisingly, many platforms have emerged offering the latest news in countless formats.
Most of these websites present reports in a very different format from traditional websites, which in the past were very objective and straightforward. News sites now offer more opinion-based articles.
They often present information in an informative but entertaining way and hope to compete with less formal platforms that offer entertaining and unusual reporting. Websites, including Facebook and Twitter, are changing the way we read the news. They facilitate the integration of consciousness into our daily activities.
Many of us check the news while browsing Facebook or Twitter, and go to our friends’ profiles and statistics for the latest news or gossip. Normally, our expectations for the accuracy of news sources are very high.
We are currently less sensitive to receiving messages from less reputable sources and accepting claims without confirmation that the information is reliable and accurate. The latest updates on the status of our friends on Twitter are now an acceptable source of trending news, and people’s opinions are becoming increasingly clear.
In the past, if we had a complaint or opinion about something we read in the newspapers, we have already filed a complaint and hope it can be read or published. However, nowadays it only takes one click of a button to make a viral statement about what we read or hear.
We also have many other sources to corroborate what we read in the newspapers or hear on television. We can see this not only from the “objective” point of view of traditional news sources but also from the point of view of opinion. Resources, including Twitter, Facebook, and other social platforms, make it easier for us to see what other people are saying and offer us a different perspective.