"We are being taught through social media responses to react as fast and as loud as possible – much to everyone's detriment," writes a teacher of ethics and critical thinking at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. The "haste of acquiring information," says Tauriq Moosa, is "detrimental to proper responses, let alone proper reporting."
Moosa agrees with Dunlop Media specialist Charles Feldman, who expressed similar sentiments in a recent book on the subject. "The public's right to know," said Feldman, "has been supplanted by the public's right to know everything, however fanciful and even erroneous, as fast as technology allows." Courtesy The Guardian.