The United States Presidential Election brought up a very important concern of the reliability of the media.
Without a doubt, the media, both mass and social, played a huge role in the spreading of information to the public.
But it begs the question of how much of that information can be trusted?
Now, here’s the painful truth: it is hard to trust the media.
In one way or another, the media will have a political slant, especially in election seasons.
So, what can we do now?
Boycott mass media? Hold the media accountable?
But now, who should ensure that that happens? I mean, the election clearly shows that people voted based off of emotions, thus, it would not be wise to let the public decide.
So, what now?
I don’t know and I doubt anyone does.
The free press is supposed to bring reliable information to the public. It also allows the press to act as a watchdog for the government in the event that politicians abused their powers.
But now, we are facing another problem.
Who checks on the watchdog to ensure that it does its job of providing reliable information?
Who checks the press in the event that they abused their powers?
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Published by Mohamad Hakim