Today when i checked the news on my phone, i surprisingly found that in China, Instagram was blocked by the Chinese government as now there is a student movement in Hk, trying to ask for the general election.(as now the Chief Executive of HK is directly appointed by the Chinese government)
Actually, before blocking the Instagram, the Chinese government had already blocked the Facebook, youtube and Twitter several years ago. In many people’s mind, what Chinese government did was unreasonable and even dictatorship. How can the government restrict our freedom for using the social media and surfing on the internet? However, in my mind, i think it shows how greatly can the social media influences people’s mind, and in some point, i totally agree what the Chinese government did. Nowadays, with the development of the social media, the spreading of the information was unbelievable fast. Everyday, we could learn so many information from the media, b
oth positive or negative, true or false. However, with the increasing amount of information and decreasing of the time we had, people are used to follow the information or image they receive without really analyze them, and then manipulate by them. Therefore, in my mind, if we can not handle so much information, we better discard them. For example, now the movement happened in HK, it hard to tell whether the HK students’ requirements are right or not, as to distinguish it, you have to have a clear understanding of the condition of china and the background of this event. But even Chinese, we did not really know what really happened. Therefore, if we just follow what the foreign media say, we will be easily mislead and cause chaotic in China. Unlike other countries, China has more than 1.5 billion people. Therefore, in some point, the gov
ernment was right.
Finally, i am saying that i encourage the government to block our information, my point is we need to learn how to think deeply and find the truth behind the illusion, if we could not do that, sometimes we better be a “Cave man”.