THE MEDIA

There are negative and positive effects the media causes in society. However the media in the past years have been blamed for the cause of moral panic, prejudice and false information that hasn’t been backed up by evidence.

The media can manipulate prejudice within society, such as reducing it or even increasing it. The media have been known to portray well known diseases in a way that causes stereotypical views especially within different groups in society.

Another negative effect the media has on viewers is it causes panic, in which it presents news worse than it is causing a stir and panic within society as most people are unable to find the implications in the news being fed to them. The internet is one of the major media sources that are the cause of moral panic as people are unable to know if the information is from a reliable source for example ‘WIKIPEDIA’

BELOW IS A SHORT AMUSING SONG FROM YOUTUBE REGARDING THE DAILY AND ALL THEIR BIZARRE SCIENCE REPORTS