Another dot in the blogosphere?

Point, counterpoint

Posted on: April 27, 2019

 
The debate was predictable.

The local press was more than willing to highlight how a victim of a crime should not have relied on social media to cry for justice.

Then someone else on social media defended the victim and her actions.

On one hand we have the presumption that those in authority will get things right and that relying on a “trial by social media” is wrong.

On the other, we know that the authorities are human and make mistakes. Social media is one way to draw attention to such mistakes and to right those wrongs.

Neither view is absolute. But the first view looks to those in power while the second looks to empower. The first focuses on the system while the second is about the individual.

See the parallels in education?

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