‘Words have no wings but they can fly many thousands of miles’ is a Korean adage that portrays the power of news and media in our society. Controversial news can influence a peaceful society is living in a beacon of hope.
Before illustrating the controversial news, clearing the concept of news is more essential because our society indirectly depends on the media for getting the right information. After knowing the perception news, everyone is able to understand the difference between news and controversial news. Also, it will much easy to understand the effects of the controversial news in our life.
Pros and Cons of the Controversial News
Pros of the controversial news
Conveying the information to common mass:
Broadly, speaking the common mass people generally avoids the information. Maximum people are likely not interested to consume the information. People like to believe whatever they believe in their perception.
Perception not always right, it comes out of the result of the culture and values that estates from our family, friends, colleagues or from the inheritance. On the hand when news goes viral, people automatically know ins and outs of the news.
Not only that, other information related to the news comes into our consciousness. Thus information becomes supreme and people’s minds actively consume the information as well as knows the actual reality
Build a strong opinion:
A viral news helps to build the nation’s notion. For instance, the important issues which are related future of the citizens of the nation, often ignored by society. But when news related it circulates and ultimately the awareness for that issue raises in high level
Educates the whole society:
In this age more are not freaky of history. We live on the earth which is more global. Globalization helped us to forget the uniqueness of our country and own culture. The generation which is brought up in the context might not able to understand the requirement for knowledge of the historical, geographical and economic perspectives.
Usually, a subcontinent possess more vast area, different cultures and the languages are varied in relation to a different area. Most of the times, one region’s population of the subcontinent has no knowledge of another religious culture, history and economics. In this scenario, the role of the controversial news is very high as it educates all information that is associated with the topic to the people living in both region
Also entertains the people with information. A controversial is always referred to the entailment all together with the information and entertainment.
Indirectly enforces the government to take the correct decision:
Government is able to understand the requirement of the larger population. Viral news takes out the view of the nation and as a result government judges according to the public view
Fosters empathy, relationship and direction:
A viral news grows the empathy of common mass and cultivates the relationship. Henceforth people get a direction For example, controversial news related to women safety, enhances the empathy for the women for their safety. A most argued news related to the immigration problem may raise the brotherhood beyond the nation, religion and region.
Cons of the controversial news
Spreads the rumors:
In the age of social media, often the controversial news much connected with the wide use of social media. The news becomes controversial when it is extensively shared through social media platforms such as Facebook, Integra, Linked-in, twitter etc.
Humans always live under the grip of the natural characteristics and human’s character is to catch the negative more than positivity. Therefore, by the instigation people share more negative news. Thus the negative news becomes viral
Acts as a propaganda machine:
In enormous countries like America, UK, Australia, many counties of Africa and even the counties of Asian subcontinents, the public opinion maker intentionally creates controversies related to news, which they want promote or propagate.
Several instances of circulating false news, fake news, and hate news may be found on the maximum counties as above mentioned countries by that are propagated by the politicians. As it is shared by the public opinion maker it became a piece of controversial news.
Manifests hate in society:
The controversial news digs the old pain of a nation. Every nation has some historical mistakes and the controversial news are most of the times related to those mistakes. Therefore through it hate increases
Runs the society towards backwardness:
Too many issues related to the past may drag the country towards the backwardness. But a piece of controversial news can bring many aspects of the past and the society runs into backwardness
Wastes the productive time:
Too much involvement towards particular news wastes the precious time of the common citizen of the country as well as the government. Time is limited and everyone has to move forward. Controversial news evokes the unnecessary involvement in a topic
Manipulates the opinion on the wrong direction:
Frequently, it has been obsessed that the controversial news moves the society into a wrong direction. The system may be walking through a correct path, it creates obstacles to the path.