There is no denying the fact that we are living in a world full of chaos. We are surrounded by news that affects our mental health, and as it seems, there is no escape from it. Due to the quick and widespread fake news, things have become more complicated.
More often than not, it becomes so hard to differentiate the truth from the fake news because the propaganda is very well-managed. One of the things that make it difficult for you to understand the truth because you are not ready to break your echo chamber.
If you want to ensure that you know the truth of the whole story, it is important for you to see the other side of the story.
Here’s why it’s so critical to know the other side of the story to see the complete picture:
People in Power Benefit from Fake News
You must know that there will always be some people who benefit from spreading fake news. More often than not, these are the people in power who can affect the lives of common people at large. Therefore, it is very important that you do your own research before believing in something that is probably a result of false propaganda. So, next time you believe in something blindly, you must make sure that there is not something that you are missing in the whole picture.
Fake News Affects the Social Fabric of Society
If you don’t know this already, then you must know that societies thrive on truth. If the society you live in starts believing in things that are fed to them through social media and conventional media, then the very fabric of the society will be on the verge of a breakdown, and the chaos will erupt beyond anyone’s apprehension. Therefore, you need to play your part in making sure that you are not a part of the culture of believing in fake news and spreading chaos.
You Don’t Want to Be a Part of Oppression
Lastly, being a responsible citizen of your society, the last thing you want is to be a part of mass oppression against people who are already being marginalized in your society. So, make sure that whenever you see something that has the tendency to spread hate against some particular or individual or class, you do your research and see the whole picture rather than believing in a one-sided story.