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Social Media: Between Reality And Fantasy


By Yasmin Ahmad Zukiman

KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 (Bernama) -- "The prices of RON95 and RON97 are expected to increase next month"....and in the blink of an eye, the social media will be swamped with analyses and comments from "cyber economic experts" who do not have the actual facts.

These writers are ever ready to pounce on the first chance to heat up even a non-issue, without any thought for credibility and accuracy, sending their comments viral on Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and every other social media platform.

The excitement of discussing issues like the price of global crude oil or current economic situations without any understanding has become a wall that separates reality from the fantasy that clouds the minds of keyboard warriors.....