As it concerns the “disseminating of genuine news,” I see no drastic differences between social media and traditional news sources’ strategies to hook their readership. Both of these industries are curating shock value content that’s allowed to fester on their platforms, ultimately engendering various forms of social media addictions, hostile environments, and culture. Do we [really] expect a well-informed public to believe otherwise?
In reminding yourself that the news industry is no better than social media protecting viewers from shock value content, grab an “all things STUPID about the news” tee and wear it often. For silent protesting, graphic tees can be excellent mediums. Or, grab a fun “social media addict” tee following the censuring of Facebook by mainstream news media and the U.S. government for getting teenagers addicted to its Instagram services. Read the article here.