Topic: Challenges of obtaining accurate and unbiased information

The propagandistic nature of some news channels is disconcerting, as it makes it challenging to assimilate information and form unbiased opinions. However, it’s important to recognize that this is not a new phenomenon and has been prevalent for many years. Some media outlets seek to supplant the truth with their own version of events, making it difficult for the public to form an accurate picture of what’s happening. It’s important to understand that biases are concomitant with any form of reporting, and as readers, we must always be wary of the information presented to us. In the age of social media, it’s increasingly challenging to distinguish between what’s true and what’s ephemeral. The pugnacious nature of online discourse doesn’t help matters, with people eager to argue and defend their positions. As a society, we must recognize that there are collateral effects of misinformation, which can be harmful in the long term. The issues we face are inextricable from each other, and we must work together to find solutions. Invariably, the truth will prevail, but it’s up to us to seek it out.

  1. Propagandistic – relating to or characterized by propaganda, especially in a biased or misleading way
  2. Disconcerting – causing one to feel unsettled or uneasy
  3. Assimilation – the process of taking in and fully understanding information or ideas
  4. Supplant – to replace (someone or something) by force
  5. Concomitant – naturally accompanying or associated with something
  6. Ephemeral – lasting for a very short time
  7. Pugnacious – eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight
  8. Collateral – additional but subordinate; secondary
  9. Inextricable – impossible to disentangle or separate
  10. Invariably – in every case or on every occasion; always.