ENG4U - How is new media impacting the way we perceive other cultures?



Since people are dealing with social media almost everyday single day, their culture is exposed to an alternation and slow change which could be positive or negative. The positive aspects of social media is that it helps people to become familiar with new cultures and gives them a chance to know those cultures better. On the other hand, social media has negative aspects towards cultures as well; Social media often provides the users with wrong and untrue information about another culture; for instance, people who live in Africa are most of the time shown as people who have nothing to eat and the ones who live in dust and small houses on social media, while Africans do not have a life as shown on social media. In the mentioned example of negative aspects of social media, the incorrect provided information impacts someone’s perception who lives in America as an example.

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