Although new technology affects journalism in many positive ways, it also has many drawbacks. Since the launch of the internet, journalists and ordinary people have been able to gain new information as well as writer their opinions, ideas, and information easily. While not all bad, there are problems that arise from this exchange of information. Due to the large resource of information, it is difficult to determine the necessity of certain information. Also, uncertain information and news articles appear online, many of which may not contain the truth. An example of wrong information found online is are drug websites. The wrong information online harms society (ABS NEWS Article). Another issue stems from the existence of blogs. In South Korea, an actress committed suicide because of the content of her blog and the gossip that took place through the internet. Subsequently, the younger brother of the late actress also committed suicide. After these deaths, the Korean government seta new law in place that requires people to write articles and post replies using their social security numbers (An Article about the famous Korean actress Choi Jin-Sil). In doing so, this allows the government to maintain control of the information that is posted online. Today, it is easy to destroy a person’s life easily and lead people to draw wrong conclusions through the internet.
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