The Impact Of Social Media On Canada

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Social media may have diminished the actual political power of the people (Miller, 2014). While it is easy to believe that social media gives a voice to marginalized groups because of their ability to easily and conveniently set up an account and begin to share their feelings, it also gives marginalized classes a simple voice instead of the more sophisticated power of making real change in the world. This is a deep concept with myriad nuances, making it very hard to research or determine, but the underlying concept of Miller’s argument is that when people have the ability to simply create a social media account, they are less likely to make signs, to go out in the streets, to petition, to consume consciously, and to make other strong decisions that impact the real world. Perhaps if Martin Luther King had grown up in a social media age he would have created a hashtag from an anonymous twitter handle instead of spending time in jail in Birmingham.…show more content…
Is social media actually satiating people who would otherwise work to make real change in the world? If so then it truly is a problem, as it is reducing the actual ability of groups to work to make their points heard. It is true social media may offer a lot of opportunities for people to communicate ideas that they would otherwise never have been able to communicate, but if it does this at the expense of real change that can hardly be considered a positive value (Miller, 2014). If social media is actually limiting the political activism of Canadians, then the simple conclusion one must reach is that social media actually hurts political activism. Unfortunately, it is not that simple; there may be some advantages to social media that may contradicts Miller’s

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