Unjustified Limitations of the 21th Century

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New technologies and innovations bring major changes in people’s lives. “We bring the revolution home,” said the Pioneer Corporation introducing the first television set to the United States in the 1940-s.  Actually, this idea mostly refers to the platform of social networking nowadays. Due to its full offers, Facebook is considered to be one of the most popular social networks of our time and age. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of this new medium, created the revolution in every aspect of people’s lives. The way people communicate, do business, and entertain themselves is not the same anymore. Facebook offers different opportunities and ways of experiencing life. It works as a cross-cultural phenomenon, as it is widely an open platform for making personal voices known and heard by every individual. How people use Facebook is notably distinctive, but there are some social limitations that the governments put in front of their nations. Though it is a great medium for interaction and communication, several countries have banned the immediate access to Facebook. Their justifications of behaving in such a way are somehow common and related to each other. Particularly, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, and Iran, consider it as a large vehicle for forming political riots and arranging anti-government gatherings. It is noticeable that even the powerful countries in some points are afraid of the mass media. They find Facebook to be a great platform for promoting a very specific political agenda. Thus, governments, in the age of democracy, still control the content and limit citizens’ access to Facebook.

-Mariam Khachatryan

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