Just imagine if the freedom-giving social media platforms cease to exist in our digital world. What will happen to the voices of the people, the voices which are gaining recognition in this moment… the voices which inspire people to know the gravity of the situation….?????
Now let’s ponder upon these voices of fellow human beings. The refugees fighting to have a place which they can call their own homeland. The farmers who every day grow food to serve our tables but are still waiting for a full three-course meal a day. The people from the LGBTQ+ community who day and night are working to get an identity for themselves. The women suffering from the patriarchal society who will soon not even consider them as individuals and their voice will remain unheard. On the other hand, the men being played by the victim card through these women. Social media is not only giving a voice to the unheard but also to the voiceless. Human idiocy and selfish behavior will not be checked upon by others because there would be no more viral videos. This will lead to the major section of weak and poor sections to turn into weaker and poorer people and their voice will never be heard again. The soldiers on the borders will not be able to understand that they are being loved and cared for continuously and the great martyrs will not be able to live forever and ever. The sports persons and skilled artists will not be able to show the world who they are. Introverts will never get to know other people and come out of their shell whereas the extrovert will never learn what true people are. The consumer will never be able to stand up and inform others and the producer will never know what can he do to improve himself. The rural setup will never hope to get urbanized and they will never know what awaits them in the city. The atheist may never be able to cope with with this new belief and will be jeopardized in one religion or the other. The religious rebels will never get to know the thoughts of the peaceful one and they will fight with each other in the name of holy wars….No one in the world will have the decency to learn the art of questioning the authorities and only a few will think of venturing out of their box…..But thankfully this is not the situation of our world today. Today, the tables are turned: we, the humans, have the privilege of voicing out our own opinions and thoughts, we are not bounded or censored in any way. This is only possible because of our beloved social media. A site which does not only help us share our happiness and life but also sadness and failure. It is today a platform where debates are taken up seriously and the major decisions are taken over here. Here, some people are present to push you off your limits and others will give you a hand when you fall in a pothole… It helps us to develop a sense of togetherness and nation integrity at times of disaster. Social media as a platform gives us a voice that is what makes the country a democracy and people free, this is why it is punishable to use this platform in a country like North Korea where people are not free.