Social Media, Alternative News and Nationhood

In such an environment, citizens all over the world -armed with facilities –affordancesof social media, have entered the scene with varied viewpoints, including the ones that may not be entertained by MSM. All notions of objectivity and objectively researched news apart, social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter allow many to argue for their viewpoint via providing links to pdfs, YouTube videos, other tweets and Facebook pages.  The result is a cyber-dialogue that critiques the shortcomings, oversights, and sub-standard journalistic procedures of mainstream media, as it bypasses it.  Various ideas as shared on these platforms interact with each other to keep the mainstream media on its toes. 

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