November 30, 2016 - By Ruchi Gupta · 0 Comments
Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) news and Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) news both share on thing in common. This common variable is the fact that neither side should be involved in distributing news to the public, due to the widespread ailment of fake news.
Even if both companies were to go to extraordinary lengths to deliver truthful, and reliable news to its subscribers, neither would have an easy task of it. The reason behind this is it is not a lack of commitment, it is a poor structural hierarchy.
In the beginning of social media expansion, both of these sites were merely ways for friends to stay connected. It enabled users to share text, and perhaps even a link to an interesting website. However, as time went on both social media platforms continued to expand, adding pictures to replace the text and so forth.
This transformation is not yet complete, but it is representing a social media platform for television, which is both bad and good. The reason this is bad where Twitter news and Facebook news is concerned is due to the fact that when it comes to entertainment, which is easy to access the news, entertainment will triumph every time.
Hossein Derakshan, a blogger, who was imprisoned by the Iranian government, and did not witness the gradual chain, like the rest of us, had the following to say on the matter, “Like TV, it now increasingly entertains us, and even more so than television it amplifies our existing beliefs and habits.”
This is not where he ended, he continued to state that these types of websites and platforms, are one of the primary instruments, which caused our fragmented society, which is driven by emotion, and lack of true contact.
So it is clear that we cannot allow Facebook and Twitter to continue their current trend, although live-streaming can be good. It needs to be relevant and true. There are many critics out there who claim that the best way to get the social media platforms to adhere to this, such as Twitter news is to only show interest in things that follows the guidelines of what subscribers consider truthful and relevant.
Twitter stocs traded at $18.19, after dropping $0.11 or 0.60% on Monday’s trading session.
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By Ruchi Gupta