Many people believe that social networking sites (such as Facebook) have had a huge negative impact on both individuals and society: To what extent do you agree?

Owing to the fact that, technology has a tremendous
impact
on human life, information technology including social
media
is extremely popular among
people
.
However
, it has had been argued that social networking sites,
for example
,
Facebook
creates a negative
impact
on
people
as well as the community. I am partially agreed with
this
notion because it has pros and cons
such
as
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it is helpful in connecting
people
and making their lives better but, spreading fake
news
is its biggest disadvantage.
This
essay will elaborate on
this
topic in the upcoming paragraphs. On
one
hand, it has been proven immensely beneficial for individuals and society by means of assisting in creating, developing and maintaining human relations.
One
can find a job on
Facebook
,
people
can reconnect with their old friends and family members who are living abroad,
in addition
, that they can share their photos as well as videos with their loved ones.
For example
, in my neighbourhood, Mrs Avasthi spends every evening with her grandson, who is staying in London. She chitchats, laugh aloud.
Moreover
, she
also
plays video games with him and by means of
this
, she successfully overcomes her loneliness and stays glad for the upcoming days as well.
This
proves the incredible importance of social
media
.
On the other hand
, the spread of rumours likes, politically motivated
news
, fake content and unethical videos, pictures that have been posted on
Facebook
by some criminally minded
people
have had a negative
impact
on the entire community. As the
news
and contents posted on social
media
are never screened by any government authority, it is widely used to promote political parties as well as to spread fake
news
. According to the article, published by The Times of India, there was a dramatic shift of political influence in 2015, and the party who won the election gave entire credit to
Facebook
as they could able to reach a maximum number of
people
because of it.
Thus
one
can clearly see that manipulating
people
for
one
benefit is happening because of
Facebook
only. In conclusion, it is absolutely true that social
media
has an improbably great
impact
on
people
by means of enhancing their connections, whereas it
also
has a remarkably bad effect on society and individuals as it makes them being used and driven.

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