In today’s world the social media is not just a mode of entertainment but serves a greater purpose to reinforce the voice of the common man. With a single social media application, one can not only voice their opinions but change the view of the entire world. Social media helps us connect, form trustworthy relationships, promote cultures and restructure or help rewrite the world views. In my opinion, it is something as small as a little button in your phone, that can make an impact with a rippling effect that can echo all over the world.
The fact that one is able to cause this change without any restrictions, is because of the freedom of speech that we are allowed on social media. For example, what the media does nowadays to get publicity and TRP’s, it is not their purpose to deliver the correct news or diversity in entertainment, but to feed the audience thoughts and information that can shape our sentiments in a certain planned manner.
On social media, the general public is an unstoppable force. Although the authorities still might be able to close down forums and block users, they cannot silence every raised voice and every logical question. Freedom of speech allows the general public to take control of our beliefs and allows us to maintain our individuality as a diverse, sensible, intelligent body of people.