First, I would like to ask to look deep down inside you and think if there is something you never realise like you are under the spell.
Personally, the first thing comes in my mind is i quiet don’t agree with that statement that the media controls how and what we think.
Most of us must have been watching or consume the mass media in our daily life.
I bet you guys can easily notice when there is a hot news about our favourite celebrity dating an unknown girl that can make us “go banana” and we tend to believe it. We don’t realise that many of our views, cultures, and opinions are based on what the mass media injects the people without realising that they are being influenced.
Media is always can persuade us because according to many people they are considered to be the ones who have the information. Of course this is not an easy thing to distinguish between the facts and the fake informations, people just blindly follow them without concern.
Trust me, even an educated person also consumes media!
They might consider themselves that they are not influenced by the media, but they also see what is going on in the world by watching news.
people has concerns if we are talking about mass media, there are so many critics and views. There are so many researches particularly looking for the influences and what makes society to a youngster and children because they are still learning.
In case when we watch violent content in mass media makes us violent? does it directly influence our society after watching it?
We can imagine when we spend our time watching “300” movie and after that will you begin to slay people around you or break some stuffs and yell “ THIS IS SPARTA!!!!”
For some people it might be happened as the kids and young teenagers are a fast learners and they copy everything they considered cool and acceptable in their peers.
Well, I have friends who like violent and adult movies, they spent their time watching those kinds of movies but they are still normal because they prefer thriller or horror over other genres. DO they do violent things in their life? They don’t. People are not fully consumes media to be influenced, but they want to be entertained and they prefer to watch it so it can prevent them from doing such behaviour for their pleasure.
I prefer, Media does control but on some level. Mass Media desires to control your thoughts, it seems real but it is not reality