Essay on How Social Media Affects Our Lives

895 Words Sep 21st, 2016 4 Pages
How deep do we really look?

Think about how many times you’ve heard about something on social media how fast you jumped to the conclusion of something you had minimal information on. Social media has become the main source of information for many people around the world. According to a study conducted by the Pew research center in association with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation showed that 63% of people use Twitter and Facebook as their source of information. This is causing us to form biased opinions on topics we never care to research. Police brutality has become a major topic of discussion on social media. How police are attacking minority groups for no apparent reason, that the police are abusing their power. Social media has put police under a magnifying glass making its people form bias opinions on the topic. Social media allows people to have fast information about controversial topics but a lot of the time it has inaccurate information. Have you ever taken the time to look at police reports before jumping onto twitter to rant about how bad the government is at protecting its people? Social media is influencing the way we perceive things.
The biggest argument made by the people in our society today is that the people who are supposed to be protecting us and making us feel safe are the people that are killing us off and putting fear into us. According to a reporting project Killed By Police 574 people killed were minorities, 511 were white, and 107 were…

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