Citizen Journalism and Media Laws and Ethics in Post Truth Era: An analytical survey.

Fouzia Jamil, Muhammad Nadeem Jamil


  The "post-truth era" is what we might call the era of false news and rumors. In the past, in the presence of specific and limited media, the continuity of news and the selection process was complete and standardized. The media of the past were ethical, credible, complete, and selected.

The "post-truth era" is in fact a term that covers the prevalence of misinformation and fake news and the consequent unpleasant accidents and the consequent adverse effects on society over the last ten years. The exchange of substandard, unsubstantiated, and fake news in less time than true, standard, and authentic news in itself is a disruptive process itself.

With the advent of modern times and developmental stages, the growth of the media is a continuous constructive process, logically and theoretically it is a good change but in practice, the result has been different from the expectations. Social media is working as a complete modern media channel and is now being used extensively for communication and news coverage.

To properly interpret the term post-truth era, writers should know the rules and ethical linguistic boundaries. What percentage of writers know these rules or not? Karachi-based bloggers who are running YouTube channels of about 100 males and females were asked to fill out a survey form and were asked analytical questions about the relevant boundary laws and responses to their content.

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