Social media has become a tool of political polarization and organizes social evil than good in the media in Turkey said KONDA General Manager Bekir Ağırdır. Many terms of the social media has change with itself, expressed Ağırdır and added, if you say “Bekir gave a very good speech” you’ll get 100 retweets, but if you say, “Bekir insulted religion or Atatürk or Akp” you’ll got thousands of interaction. Because there is an organized malfunction coded as troll. Organized power is can use people where they exist as individuals or easily manipulate” said he. T24 writer Murat Sabuncu and KONDA General Manager Bekir Ağırdır, evaluated social media and its impact on politics in the last 10 years in Turkey on the programme “language of numbers.
People follow social media for news
In addition to the newspaper, which is one of the traditional media tools, televisions are also losing audiences, Ağırdır said. Turkey, especially in the last 3 years that showed a significant rise in the use of social media. “Those who say that they don’t look at TV for news in the last 3 years have reached 20 percent. When you need information on a subject, 49 percent of people say internet will be where they’ll look. Then they’ll look at the TV to confirm” said he.
“Neighbors are now far away…”
He said that those who are distant from television are people with high purchasing power and this decrease will create a backward trend in television advertising. With the introduction of social media into our lives, family, neighbors, friends, such concepts were changed. Ağırdır emphasized “emotional extended family” that academically accepted and confirmed by research. The average number of individuals in households fell to 3.7, Ağırdır said. “Our concept of family is changing with the opportunities provided by social media and migration and metropolization. Almost half of the society in terms of communication and communication, in a much more intense relationship format than the town where we live. On the other hand, it has established a network of solidarity. Our neighbors are no longer sitting at the opposite door, but our neighbors are people in marriage programs or people who are wondering what they are wearing in instagram.”