Oral AMC : How does social media impact American society ?

Publié le 03/06/2022

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« MEDIA INFLUENCE Today, the media is associated with our daily life and impacts our society in many ways.

There are different types of media such as radio, TV or social media.

They are called “Mass Media”.

It means they seek to reach a large audience via mass communication.

They play an important role in shaping public opinion thanks to their communication and information tools.

We will focus on this influence in the United States.

Thus, we can wonder : how does social media impact American society ? To answer this key question, I will present you a set of documents including a chart from Statista, statistics from Gallup, a Tweet by Alissa Milano, an extract from a press-article about the whistleblower Frances Haugen and the “Twitter’s policy”. First, I’m going to present the situation of media influence in the United States Then, I’m going to show the double-edged sword in online media. And finally, I'm going to present to you how to fight back while maintaining the freedom of speech and information? First, we have statistics about Americans getting the news from different platforms in 2016 and 2018.

As shown in the study, social media surpasses print newspapers from 2018 on American main source of news.

We can justify this by the fact that social media, we can get access to news more easily.

Indeed, 20 percent of people rely on social media such as Facebook, Twitter and while only 16 percent of people cited print newspapers as their most go-to media platform in 2018.

Overall, television is still the most popular platform for news consumption, even though its use has declined since 2016.

Indeed, it’s a free platform and people trust it more because people tend to think it is more accurate news because that’s provided by professional journalists.

However, this decline can be justified by the fact that many American think that news on television is often biased. Thus, we can say that between 2016 and 2018, there is a shift between traditional media and internet media.. »


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