18 October 2011. The Fake Democratic Impact of the Social Media Websites The contemporary age is characterized by internet. Internet has become a fundamental necessity of the people all over the world…
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The contemporary society is controlled by numerous functions of the internet including Wikipedia, youtube and blogging in general and the social networking in particular. Nevertheless, just like any inventor projects personal ideology through the invention, social media websites have also played a biased role in the promotion of awareness. Social media websites have played a negative role through the spread anarchy across the world in the name of democracy by projecting the views of the controlling agencies. US has conventionally played a central role in the spread of social media websites as the forums of discussion for the spread of democracy both within US and in several other countries particularly in the Asia and the Middle East. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in its Article 19 allows every individual a right “to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers” (Posner cited in Philadelphia News). This has primarily been achieved by use of the mobile technology and the social media websites. In a vast majority of cases, the exchange of opinions in the social media websites has flared up the notions of anarchy amongst the users. Twitter was frequently used by the democracy activists in Iran to schedule the strikes. Also, a multinational campaign was organized with the help of Facebook against the Colombian narco-terrorist group called FARC. Antigovernment activists in North Africa and the Middle East have received training from the US about using the computer technology for spreading the democracy. Activists get the application uploaded in their cell phones. If the application is captured, the contact book immediately gets removed by the software and the activists receive a warning signal. The evidence can be erased with a single push of the button using the “panic button” technology (GRTV). American officials say that they use the technology to safeguard the concerns of the pro-democracy agencies across the border. Hundreds of thousands of the democracy activists are receiving training from US to run antigovernment campaigns that have recently been noticed in several Middle Eastern countries including Egypt and Lebanon. Foreign interference doesn't have to be a military invasion and a bombing campaign or some kind of a special operation in that country. It can also be the training and funding and political support given to individuals who then promote those foreign interests. That's one of the newest strategies that the US government has successfully been executing in different countries around the world, that it doesn't consider subordinate to their agenda. And they do it subtly, so it's harder to detect and denounce it, which is often more effective. (Golinger cited in GRTV). Social media websites are also being increasingly used by fake identities just to strengthen the popularity of views of a particular community. One example of this is the online management program that has been launched by the US military to enable the false personas to enhance the communication flow on the social media websites. In this sense, the social media websites are being increasingly used for the warfare. “People are using social media for cyber warfare. That's what we are going to see -- governments or non-state actors are going to try to find ways to use the internet and social media to gain
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