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Traditional Media Conspires Against Facebook

Written by Rezwan On 23 February 2014 @ 23:55 pm | No Comments

In Citizen Media, English, Media & Journalism, Protest, Quick Reads, South Asia, Sri Lanka, Technology

Tech blogger Amitha Amarasinghe [1] alleges that Facebook is being portrayed negatively in mainstream media in Sri Lanka accompanied with saucy headlines like “Student commits Suicide over a Facebook photo”, “Facebook love ends in Death” etc:

All of a sudden, there is a huge increase in number of mass media content highlighting the bad side of Facebook and Social Media. If you look at these stories, the local media is highlighting the “Facebook” part of the story as the ‘news’, but undermine the social, cultural, and political factors leading to those sad incidents.


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[1] Amitha Amarasinghe: http://www.amisampath.com/2014/02/the-great-traditional-media-conspiracy.html

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