Are you an active person in Social Media? Then definitely you will be able to relate to my thoughts & reflect.
I’m not so sure about when I exactly started noticing these so called critics. But then it has got into my head during this Corona days. During these recent times, irrespective of the situation, news, or whatever may be, everyone has an opinion on it (Well, I’m not against voicing out opinions as it’s our right). But when you have an opinion on something especially when it is a highly serious one or an important social issue, or even politics, the one who is criticizing it should have atleast a minimum knowledge on that matter. That is not the case now. I have come across scenarios where, even a school student had made derogatory comments with no proper data or knowledge on the topic. It has become a fashion that if there is a news, people will have to make some comments whether or not they are aware of what it is. When a celebrity or any person which is liked by majority of the people, backs such news, then there is no second thought, it would be a blind follow up with so many statements & criticism floating around. Some even takes it to the level where they starts abusing the people who goes against them. Anyone with a phone & an active social media account, then the drama begins.
There are two types of news as well, these days. One is commercialized and the other is the genuine one. What happens is, the increase in news which has commercial value or a news with either political motive has gained success over the genuine one’s. Hence people nowadays are finding it difficult to understand & differentiate them. So whichever news comes in people just gives their opinions & some criticize it & the real news is lost somewhere.
“Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.”- Plato
Any educated person should think twice when you step into those comment sections. Should give the thought if that is really necessary. Because at the end of the day, by dropping a comment, the criticism received or thrown at, or the abuse made in between the conversation is just not going to benefit either of the persons involved in it. If it’s a commercial thread then you are just being a moderator there in spreading the news and making it popular. Most of those viral news has no value to the people if you realize. You are just helping those social media pages to achieve their goal. So be wise before misusing your knowledge or energy. Opinions or constructive criticism is good to put it through, but then you should know where, to whom & the platform you are to put across.