As evolution struck this planet, inventions became our first desideratum, accompanied by enormous changes in technologies that gave birth to telecommunication proficiency and this is the time where social media was introduced in 2006 and onwards, running countless apps connecting people from different regions and divisions. However no invention take place without its demerits, same happened with this as well.

Such platforms which were meant for positive-connectivity and spreading useful content or business growth, at a leisurely pace turned into a disaster. I came to a conclusion with a few so-called trends or pointless acts which revolved the use or misuse.

Defining below some of extremely challenges affecting widely.

International Level Issues

Being a part of third world countries conflicts between countries which ones used to stay without words became one way another taunting speech by official accounts statement, leading to a real war that took place digitally. Not mentioning with names a never-ending issue on a country running from decades was highlighted on social media in the starting but resulted in a real-life loss to both nations. This could be settled in an official manner with invitation or discussion but the fire was already set high and the viewers/audience worked properly as fuel why it ended in an unwanted result.

Religious Conflicts

This is something we should never point out even if the other is against our religion, before starting with this Id like to explain the ration of this issue if you just type Religious Conflicts on any search engine it will suggest the rest with at least five countries name, and all of those details were uploaded so that the conflict channels among those as well who were unaware of it.

Lately, an incident took place in a mosque in New Zealand, as the terrorist was highly trained and confirmed to record the whole scenario, what happened was too painful, but the video recorded did exactly what it was meant for, creating a scrimmage across the world among rest of the Muslims.

Here also that viral footage running all over media caused the damage across the rest of the world.

Addiction & Wealth Depression

One of the disadvantages of social media is that people start to follow others who are wealthy or drug-addicted and share their views and videos on the web. This eventually inspires others to follow the same and get addicted to drugs and alcohol. This in result causes a mental death for the ones running their lives on daily earnings, and to real death for under-aged kids being involved in drugs.

Physical Activity Reduces

The technology was never invented for its demerits, but excess use of something causes addiction, I can at least gladly say my childhood was never trapped under these gadgets, but looking at this generation why their necks are turning down is a disease for them. The human body require sports in childhood to make the system strong. There are certain harmful health effects, which might be caused by the immoderate use of cell phones. … Apart from cancer risk, mobile phones influence our nervous system. They may cause headaches, decreased attention, shortness of temper, sleep disorders, depression and retina disorder, mostly among teenagers.

Uncensored Content Promotion

Already going through such issues and preventing our child from illegal affairs one comes in line which doesn’t need secondary help to develop interest. Such contents create their own curiosity and user begin to develop attention. Regardless of putting an end to these contents, more development is being caught by different providers. Platforms built for marketing ideas or business growth developments have turned into an open room for nudity, neglecting censor on abusive words and using them to target the maximum audience is the new trend. Having this type of detailed content on a multi-user space, it has turned quite difficult for a parent to allow their child to use the internet even for good use.

Security Risk & Fraudulent Act

Nowadays security agencies have access to people’s personal accounts. Which makes privacy almost compromised. You never know when you are visited by any investigation officer regarding any issue that you mistakenly or unknowingly discussed over the internet or when your details are leaked to others for any criminal planning. As its been very easy to extract personal details from social media or to track location, even in some cases we keep on filling information and tapping allow access providing our banking details as well, and resulting a victim of cash grab or online bank robbed

This was my perspective on our diverting social media which is doing nothing but causing disturbance to humanity and world peace, and once a wise man said is correct.

Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or on a platform.

-PLATO

Author: Tamsheel Khan

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