The Media 's Influence On Pop Culture Essays

1481 Words Dec 2nd, 2016 6 Pages
The English writer David icke once said, “The greatest form of control is when you think you 're free, when you 're being fundamentally manipulated and dictated to. One form of dictatorship is being in a prison cell and you can see the bars and touch them. The other one is sitting in a prison cell but you can 't see the bars and you think you 're free.” Media is everywhere today, every house has television and internet, everyone has a cellphone, information is constantly being thrown at people- through forms of media such as advertisements for instance. This essay will argue that although they may not even realize it, people are being manipulated and controlled by the media. The working class are slaves to the media industry as it makes involvement in pop culture necessary to fit into society, it distracts users while keeping them confused, and it is trusted. In today’s Western society, it is completely necessary to be aware of what is new in the media in order to fit in at school, in the workplace, and when socializing in general. For example, social media and its predominant role in the lives of late -millennials and post-millennials. Most of today’s youth are all over social media. It has been promoted and used as something everyone should have, as it brings people closer together. (Miller et al., 2016) In fact, it can be seen as antisocial to refrain from social media, causing one to be ostracized. It has become a norm to check social media everyday, to see what…

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