Take time to fact check what you post on so­cial me­dia

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

Me­dia is now a very pow­er­ful en­tity in the modern world be­cause of its abil­ity to in­flu­ence the masses. We now have so­cial me­dia, which is equally influential. It is largely un­reg­u­lated. The main rea­son the main­stream me­dia is au­thor­i­ta­tive is be­cause it has pro­fes­sion­als who check and counter-check in­for­ma­tion be­fore go­ing to press. So­cial me­dia, es­pe­cially when used by ir­re­spon­si­ble peo­ple, lacks this. It is there­fore ex­tremely im­por­tant to recheck what­ever one posts on our time­lines and what im­pact it will have. It’s all about re­spon­si­bil­ity and dis­ci­pline.

KING’ORI WANGECHI Via email

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