Social Networks: Bridges To Truth And Fairness
Trust Radius: “Should you trust social networks as a source of information?”
My Opinion: Sure, you can; however, I don’t trust that these kinds of platforms are a true independent media source, and that they were not surreptitiously censoring user information for reasons unique to that platform’s leadership.
For me personally, one of the most unnerving possibilities around social media/networking platforms is that leadership would form either an intimate or integral relationship with any news organization. Take Microsoft for example, and its nearly 2 decades atypical affair with NBC, it would be hard for one to rule out that the company hadn’t shared some of its most darkest secrets about how to back-door its software programs with NBC’s computer engineers; thus a corrupt news media has access to hundreds of millions of computers worldwide to support its investigative journalism exploits. Likewise, Microsoft today, via its LinkedIn asset, and any relationships it might have with mainstream news organizations such as CNN, for me, sets a dangerous precedent in that CNN may be able to maliciously influence LinkedIn’s [behaviors] toward any member[s] of its user-base – one such behavior being unwarranted censorship. Privacy invasion would be another immense concern, largely due to the fact that private content would be of enormous interest to any news organization whose instincts are naturally impulsive as it concerns the essence of journalism. All considered, LinkedIn gets relatively high ratings compared to some of its most likely competitors. LMBO…