Everyone should be allowed to have a voice on the internet. One reason everyone should have a voice online is because the internet is a gigantic dumpster to throw trash and ideas. you may be thinking that it’ll be hard to differentiate with who’s being sincere or who is trolling. That’s the greatest thing about it.
It’s beautifully interesting observing people’s opinions. That’s why so many of us are addicted to social media.
Its advised for all of us to not take the internet and people’s opinions too seriously as we are always changing. As opinions are not factual and only based on perspective and bias.
Though people can easily fog the opinions of people who should be taken seriously, during desperate times people go to doctors, the media, news coverages that don’t have answers that are even remotely factually correct. It’s shown time and time again, Especially NPR article on conspiracies about Very real outbreaks like this coronavirus, and the epidemic, Ebola. Seen ‘Plandemic’? We Take A Close Look At The Viral Conspiracy Video’s Claims, NPR writes on how people like Mikvoits repressed the idea that they are not anti vaccinations though have made false claims on vaccines. Have spoken on the California bill to exempt Children from receiving vaccines. An opinion that could harm or confuse others on medical, pandemics, epidemics shouldn’t be allowed. Of course not but also we shouldn’t believe anything without clear cut proof and numerous amount of evidence. That’s what we as individuals need to learn to do.
For example, the new pandemic of Coronavirus. It’s everywhere and it’s been covered by every news, every newspaper website has written about Coronavirus. Scientists, our communities, doctors, all companies have released a statement.
The lesson of conspiracy theories are that you don’t trust someone on the internet unless you’ve done the research and talked to a person who’s knowledgeable enough on those topics. The problem mentioned in the youtube video CBC News Covered, the conspiracy theory, ‘Plandemic’ The theory is that Coronavirus was made in the lab by scientist. People are drawn to it, because as humans when we learn of a new conflict we want solution and we want the source of the problem. Someone to blame, we’ve seen the dangers of believing conspiracies theories, way before the era of online news, and opinions. Appropriately addressed time in history think of Hitler, and the book he wrote that drew many people to make him the leader, during a very desperate time in the economy.
In our society even before The internet and Information Era, there have been rumors. There have been numerous lies and conspiracies spreading. “Researchers have been hard at work examining why a small minority of the population believe, and even thrive, on conspiracy theories.” Grohol, John M. “A Psychologist Explains Why People Believe Conspiracy Theories More Readily during Uncertain Times.” Business Insider, Business Insider, 18 Aug. 2020, This just shows that not everything on the internet should be trusted. How People who are not professionals on a subject are hard to pinpoint over the mass amount of information. With Their out of norm and distrusting nature they gain popularity. The ‘Coronavirus Conspiracy Bloom’ article mentions “All of these can cause feelings of extreme anxiety, powerlessness, and stress, which in turn encourage conspiracy beliefs”