Perhaps the biggest contribution of Generation Z in the world of technology is social media. From the current landscape of social networking, it seems that millennials have passed the throne of power, influence, and sheer number of users among all social media platforms to the younger generation. So much so that when the older generations, particularly the Baby Boomers dare ask the young set what their contributions to society are, the young ones would just reply, “OK Boomer” and employer their arsenal of hashtags and followers to prove that what they are busy on the World Wide Web with is providing a huge contribution to contemporary society.
But has social media, used by Gen Z’s and run by Gen Xers and millennials, really made a remarkable difference in the way we live today? With so many movements and happenings in the world right now, can the younger generations rightfully claim that social media platforms have brought in more good in the world by shining a light on these various issues and challenges? Has social media itself been behaving properly?
Is the Big One racist?
Facebook – the grand daddy of all social media platforms, everyone’s entry level social media platform, has lately been again, subject to speculations of racism. As if the company isn’t in a tough spot already with allegations of the platform tolerating the propagation of fake news is not enough, they have to face this new issue. With the Black Lives Matter gathering so much momentum after the George Floyd incident, Facebook cannot afford this backlash.
YouTube stars in hot water
With race relations in America in the spotlight yet again, it can really hurt a social media personality’s career if he or she produced content in the past that may have been deemed as harmless in the past but really inappropriate nowadays. The scary thing about social media is that there are receipts to haunt you of your past actions.
Me Too Goes to Twitter
The Me Too movement, which experienced its heyday in 2019, may have taken a back seat to more popular advocacies currently, namely BLM and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but it still continues to create headlines. With former Hollywood bigwig Harvey Weinstein found guilty of multiple sexual misconducts, some women have taken to Twitter to accuse famous Hollywood personalities of misbehaviors. But are they for real, though?
Facebook boycott gains traction
Over Facebook’s weak action on hate speech and fake news, some multinationals have taken it to themselves to reduce ad spending on the platform. And the companies including themselves in the boycott is increasing.
PSA: Be safe
Amidst all the controversy surrounding them, social media platforms have finally taken concrete action to contribute to the effort to tame the COVID-19 pandemic.
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