In my Friday post, I tried to philosophize on the topic of social media and said we would discuss why this is widely viewed as a national security issue.
Philosophically analyzing social media, I said that while social media presents an opportunity and space for freedom, it also signifies conflicts and tensions used to suppress freedoms, provoke the masses and bring countries down.
In this article, I intend to discuss what social media means in practice and what it means in our life.
MODERNITY, INDIVIDUAL, MASS SOCIETY
Modernity emphasizes the individual and the mind. The extremism of the mind of the individual invented the masses, sacrificing and destroying the individual in the process.
Modern society invented mass society through the media. Mass society in turn has turned humanity into weak herds.
In mass society, the individual is a tragic presence who destroys himself among the crowds.
SOCIAL MEDIA AS A MEDIA PRODUCING VIOLENCE
Although social media is “social”, it is a medium that both divides the community and limits humanity to what is superficial, visible, tempting; to the image, to the perception.
The variety of tools used to generate and disseminate information is increasing, while humanity’s capacity for understanding weakens. What is important should not be to produce piles of insignificant, superficial and worthless information, but to produce meaningful and valuable information that enriches life and humanity, that deepens the ability to understand and provide advice. .
A medium that does not or cannot influence humanity, life, information, and therefore the truth, certainly cannot build a meaningful, valid and beautiful world. The individual has disappeared among the media and the masses in modern society. As the social media of post-modern society limits humanity to the superficial, the tempting and the absurd, the elimination of the community becomes inevitable.
Therefore, it can be called social media as a phenomenon, but it both desocializes the masses and condemns them to a conflicted and primitive state of mind.
Social media reduces the ability of societies to understand and apprehend solely through perception, imagery and temptation, leading them to possess a reactive and confrontational psychology.
Moreover, when the act of comprehension remains at a superficial level, the discursive intensity becomes strong, easily causing peaks of polarizations and conflicts in society.
When a person’s ability to grasp and understand certain things is at its lowest, tensions and the rate of conflict between different social factions soar.
Finally, when the ability to understand and apprehend atrophies, his freedom is also threatened.
SOCIAL MEDIA HAS BECOME A NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE AROUND THE WORLD
Social media seems at first glance to widen people’s space of freedom. But it only appears that way. This is only a simulation and not an overview.
To get the big picture, you have to take a deep look: humans are, in fact, a “puppet” in the social media world.
There is a puppeteer who controls humans. They are pulling the strings, deciding how humans should act, almost a modern version of the Greek god Zeus. Those who do not like it storm Donald Trump “the puppet” or his servant, and eliminate him without mercy!
In the past, newspapers and then television stations established governments and brought them down. Now the storefronts of the old have become social media. What establishes and breaks governments is social media.
Social media led a coup that has been widely seen in the United States: America, the land of democracy and freedoms, both demonized Trump in the presidential election and suspended his media accounts social, while Joe Biden sat on his throne in the White House!
The latest example came from Tunisia: Following perceptions formed by social media, the government was easily hit by an asymmetric coup.
Taking advantage of forest fires, social networks are leading an incredible collection operation in Turkey. Think about it: 7.5 million Twitter accounts were activated in four days, and using hashtags like HelpTurkey and GlobalCall, 2.5 million tweets were posted in two hours, creating the image that Turkey is burning. , that she is devastated and needs help. The majority of these tweets were posted from bot accounts and 71% from a special seat!
Turkey faces a new kind of attack! Therefore, social media should be viewed as a national security issue. It is not a question of imposing certain prohibitions. Such a thing would be absurd. On the contrary, I am talking about the need to take technical and legal measures, and to draw up legal regulations.