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Are social networking sites good for society?
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Social media allows the public to keep up-to-date with latest news

Use of traditional media outlets is on the decline, especially among younger generations, as social media platforms provide us with a quick and convenient way to keep up with local and global affairs.

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Social media platforms have transformed how we interact with the world around us, and this includes how we keep up to date with the latest happenings and timely conversations. While some people choose to rely on traditional news outlets such as radio and TV to stay informed, others take advantage of online news and media outlets. According to a study carried out by Pew Research, 37% of Americans prefer to access their news online. According to the Reuters 2020 Digital News report, social networking platforms such as Facebook are used by roughly 3 in 10 people who are concerned with local news and information. What’s more, those aged 18-24 are twice as likely to use social media to stay informed. [1] So, social networking sites are good for society because they allow the public to keep in touch with both local and global events with ease.

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Rejecting the premises


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