Internet does more harm than good..if not then give a valid argument

June 22, 2015, 4:32 am

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The debate "Internet does more harm than good..if not then give a valid argument" was started by rishab on June 22, 2015, 4:32 am. By the way, rishab is disagreeing with this statement. 19 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 60 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

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It is also empowering law enforcement and counter terrorism. Terrorists can send emails or chat through Facebook, but that is much easier for intelligence agencies to track than mailing a letter since, without opening it, you cannot know what is contained.

4 years, 4 months ago

today we cant deny the cause internet is causing to humanity..it is empowering the terrorists...the ISIS,Baghdadi, and thousands more like Osama bin laden

4 years, 4 months ago

Internet does more good. It provides us with information. Sure it can do some bad, but that's only when someone let's it.

4 years, 4 months ago

Wow, I had some issues with autocorrect on that one.

The second last paragraph should have read
"If I found a site that says... "
And the second fond also should have been find.

The final paragraph should have read
" Statistics can be played with, and not all peer reviewed journals are created equal. "

4 years, 4 months ago

How do you gain a complete knowledge of a subject without information? You need to start somewhere.

The other answer is, you check sources. If the source is a peer reviewed journal, it is probably very reliable. If it is a book published by an expert in the subject, less reliable since it is one person's views, but still pretty good. If it is a blog by someone with no real expertise but with an agenda, unless they cite good references it is likely not very reliable.

The Internet definitely has a great deal of incorrect information on it, but so do books. There are many books with outdated knowledge that are still around,or books by conspiracy theorists, or books by people trying to further their political agenda. With any information you need to look at it critically and judge how reliable the information is.

The other, less reliable way to tell is to find other sources that agree. Of our fond a site that says that the US government is abducting children for medical experimentation that seems reliable, the next step is to seek confirmation from other sources (which I am unlikely to fond). This is less reliable than looking at the credentials and reputability of the source material though because there are some common beliefs that are wrong. The belief that vaccination causes autism is a good example. There has never been any scientific evidence that supports this, but the belief is still popular.

Finally, as with any other source, you can never be 100% certain. Statistics can be played with, and not all peer reviewed journals. Eventually you have to trust something, but hopefully keep am open mind to new, conflicting evidence. If presented with evidence that contradicts what you "know" then you should assess it, and look into it and, if it proves to be more reliable and justified than what you believe, you should change your belief.

4 years, 4 months ago

PsychDave how can you say that information provided by the internet is correct without having the complete knowledge on a particular subject/topic??

4 years, 4 months ago

Also it gives you a chance to meet new people and make new friends.

4 years, 5 months ago

The Internet gives us access to information. This means that if you need/want to know something, a quick search usually turns up an answer. WebMD helps people know if they should talk to a doctor, the many forums help people with almost any problem under the sun, and the contact page on company websites gives people a way to give feedback on products and services like never before.

The Internet also provides a way to communicate with other people who you would never have been able to otherwise. Look at this app. It is full of people with different perspectives discussing why they believe what they do intelligently and, for the most part, politely. This lets us learn about other people's viewpoints and in some cases change our opinion if we were misguided.

4 years, 5 months ago
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