Social Media And Its Effects On The Society Essay

1206 Words Nov 10th, 2016 5 Pages
Today we live in a world where not one thing gets unnoticed or unseen. We share our daily experiences on social media; from our morning breakfast to our late night party, or Netflix show. Everything is available for people around the world can see a glimpse of our lifestyle. It is solely in our hands on what and how much information we share with the virtual world. Similar is the case with democratic governments. Democracy can be simply defined as the government of the people, for the people, and by the people. But, sometimes the government leaps ahead of the law and breaks the law to achieve certain heights and accomplish their tasks. The laws broken by the government have its records, but not for the public. So, organizations like WikiLeaks comes to play to reveal the dark secrets of various governmental or multinational companies’ acts related to corruption, brutal violence, and different illegal acts to make a transparent relationship between the people and government. But, even if it can be advantageous for the society, the effects on the people who are said to be involved by supplying the leaked documents to WikiLeaks cannot be ignored.
Looking into their history, WikiLeaks is a not-for-profit media organization, and “a giant library of the world’s most persecuted documents” founded in 2006. “We give asylum to these documents, we analyze them, we promote them and we obtain more” (Assange). Julian Assange is one of the many founders who created this organization which…

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