Political impact of internet on the society
The internet plays a major role in the society. It is the centre of all the information and updates around the world. In politics, the internet plays an important role in campaigns, governance and activism. Therefore, it has a great impact on the society politically. In any political setting, the society will always take sides basing on their political desires. A lot of updates are posted on the internet that eventually leads to political polarization within the society. At this point, like-minded people tend to cluster closer with their viewpoints. Political anxiety within the society if not well handled results to destructive acts such as violence and disagreements.
Mistrust of Politics and politicians
The irony that surrounds the society and politics are, a society has lost faith in politics but they still vote for political leaders. Most people all over the world do not trust politicians. This is because conspiracies, political scandals and corruption occur on a daily basis in every country. The notion that has been created by every country’s citizens is that politics breeds corruption. Therefore, the society does not only mistrust politicians but also mistrusts politics. The society, therefore, operates in a stereotypic way because they vote in large numbers but in real sense it doesn’t reflect their actual beliefs. In terms of social class, social stratification and the political community, you find that most political leaders rank above other citizens. This, therefore, creates a notion among citizens that very few politicians care about their citizens. All they value is their personal interests and satisfaction.
Political analysis by the internet
Political analysis is not 100 percents presented by the internet. The presentations made by the internet lack some features of truth in them in as much as they provide a wide range of useful information. Political analysis should be done basing on facts. Many people have been implicated in a wrong way on the internet especially the politicians. Updates are made on a daily basis, therefore no time to conduct an extensive research before uploading any form of information on the internet.
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