Social media becoming more and more scaremongeringOur society is slowly becoming scared and cowardly. Especially because now more and more people are not daring enough to face the realities of life and want to be comfortable in their own cozy zones. Social media directly or indirectly encourages and facilitates this by some true, but mostly false, half-baked, manufactured negative news.
Today I saw a WhatsApp video clip in which one 'cyber expert' says about the 'embedded' dangers in forwarding or sharing Good Morning messages etc. and frightens every ordinary person about the possibilities of criminal actions and even jail punishment.
The world has its own risks. There are any number of accidents and any number of criminals around us. But we have to live on with normal prudence and caution. We cannot be paranoid to everything unseen or unknown.
Another stereotype message and 'expert advice' is about adulterated food items and even agricultural produce. Does it mean that w all have to go without eating anything? They even spread and claim about plastic vegetables and food grains sold as if original. Till date I have not seen any authorized people in the food and agricultural department either negating these frightening claims or accepting it and implementing corrective measures.
Sure everything will have its negative side. But the scaremongers just spread fear. They do not have any positive alternative to it. How can ordinary people live?