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Twitter and Facebook Could Harm Moral Values

Today’s fast-paced media could be making us indifferent to human suffering and should allow time for us to reflect, according to researchers.

They found that emotions linked to moral sense are slow to respond to news and events and have failed to keep up with the modern world.

In the time it takes to fully reflect on a story of anguish and suffering, the news bulletin has already moved on or the next Twitter update is already being read.

As activities such as reading books and meeting friends, where people can define their morals, are taken over by news snippets and fast-moving social networking, the problem could become widespread, researchers warn.

Children could be particularly vulnerable because their brains are still developing.

“If things are happening too fast, you may not ever fully experience emotions about other people’s psychological states and that would have implications for your morality,” said Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, from the University of Southern California, and one of the researchers.


2 responses to Twitter and Facebook Could Harm Moral Values

  1. It depends on how it is used

  2. Someone can say it depends on the way you use it but that person is lying to themself because sooner or later you become addicted. You become what you eat, physically and spiritually. Thats why if one wants to be spiritual they have to read the bible and pray.

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