Friday, September 24, 2021

Vlog Ep. 274: New Media and Politics

This episode of #BaduyPride was about the critical role that new media platforms like social media play in our political discourse today. This isn't a new idea, but it remains a very important one, especially with our own national elections just around the corner. And we need to get ready in order to be in the right headspace to handle the inevitable torrent of messages and ads we're going to get pushing for this or that candidate.

It's not easy to be media literate in these turbulent times - no one likes to think that they're not smart enough to handle things as seemingly innocuous as social media. But it is precisely because so many underestimate the impact of such platforms and even our ability to influence those connected to us within our social circles that we should put more effort into being responsible while on the internet. We need to verify everything we read and we need to discuss (and argue) responsibly.

While we chose today's topic, we're always open to suggestions! If you have ideas for future video discussions, feel free to fill out this Google Form and your idea may be featured as the focus for an episode!    

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