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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Absolute Freedom of the New Media Would Bring Harm to Social Harmony

New Media is the forms of communicating in the digital world. It is something that we publish or read in the Internet. The user must obtain desktop and laptop computers, smartphones and tablets to communicate with other people. Every company in the developed world is involved with new media. The concept that new methods of communicating in the digital world allow smaller groups of people to congregate online meeting and share information, sell and swap goods or services. It also allows more people to have a voice in their community and in the world in general (M. Krishnasamy, 2012).

Nowadays, internet is one of the primary needs which cannot be separated from life. Generally, internet is able to give various benefits for all users start from the easiness to communicate to market your products or services. On internet you can expand your social network and business easily. Unfortunately, internet brings not only benefits or positive effects but also negative effects for users like pornography, cyber bullying, online fraud, or internet addiction.

Internet is the easiest media to get porn material. It is true because you can see many sites which provide pornographic pictures and videos for free. It might not a big deal if you are adult already but what if you have children and they access those sites. They will get free access to it and their mind will fill with the unnecessary information. This also will make the children addict to it. Therefore, it will lead to making actual sex with other people. Finally, abortion or baby dumping will happen due to the free excess of internet use. The parent also can blocking feature from the web browser so they can’t access bad sites easily.

Internet enables users to do cyber bullying to others especially through their social media accounts. There are many types of social network such as Facebook and Twitter. Usually the cyber bullying’s actors will insult and harass their victims by using ‘negative’ words. This can cause social conflicts which are able to harm many people. Sometimes, the cyber bullying will involve many sides of people. Some cyber bully will hack the other person account and do bad things to his social account. To prevent this problem you must not give your personal detail on your account.  You must only choose add or follow people who you know on your social media accounts.

Online fraud is usually about lying to other people regarding general knowledge and public awareness. For example is defamation. People can defame other person and making people hate him or her. The haters will do anything to make the people they hate look bad. Sometimes, they create fake social account of other people and write a chaos statement. Usually people are very well known such as artist or political people are been used and defame in the social network. The haters usually write in their blog and provide some editable picture as evidence. Some people are easily fooled by the deception created by the bad blogger.

In conclusion, the government should control the internet usage in Malaysia. It is because the internet could damage our future leader mind and they will also lack skill of leadership. Therefore, we must control the internet freedom. Just let knowledgeable information being shared not some random gossip. The people will use it as a tool in learning and educate people. This will brings a lot of benefit to our children and society.  

1 comment:

  1. Instead of gagging internet freedom, governments should teach their constituents responsible internet use. As a subscriber of an Australian broadband service provider, I am an advocate for internet freedom.