History Main / NewMediaAreEvil

14th Nov '17 2:29:46 AM LlamaAdventure
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** Both games and gamers are ''still'' regularly smeared in the media even a decade later, with the "Video games cause violence" arguments being joined by "Video games cause racism, sexism and transphobia," despite running on the same debunked logic as the violent video games argument, and even a scare piece by NBC about how Discord (a gaming-focused social media program allowing people to create their own chatrooms) promotes white supremacy due to a couple chatrooms being used to help organize the 2017 Charlottesville protest (that were promptly deleted by the Discord staff right afterwards.)
6th Nov '17 3:49:16 PM Brainiac0982
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* TheFifties gave us TheComicsCode ushering in UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks and censoring the then-relatively-new (and thus scary) medium of comics and their influence on children, particularly of the horror and crime genres. A lot of the fears at the time stemmed from the idea of comics being exclusively for children. What the censors accomplished was purging everything that ''wasn't'', a state of affairs that would last for the next twenty or thirty years.

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* TheFifties gave us TheComicsCode UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode ushering in UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks and censoring the then-relatively-new (and thus scary) medium of comics and their influence on children, particularly of the horror and crime genres. A lot of the fears at the time stemmed from the idea of comics being exclusively for children. What the censors accomplished was purging everything that ''wasn't'', a state of affairs that would last for the next twenty or thirty years.
6th Nov '17 8:14:53 AM Duffan
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** There's also the episode where a video game company secretly provided assault rifles to college students so they could recreate not-GTA in real life to drum up publicity for the game. The harshest of the players is the GamerChick who's participating because it's literally the only way to get boys to pay attention to her in this age of video games.
14th Oct '17 3:16:02 PM nombretomado
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** Hollywood's reaction to television was a panic attack, all but blaming TV for the UsefulNotes/FallOfTheStudioSystem -- something that had been in progress for years due to mismanagement. After the US government won a huge antitrust suit against the studios in 1948, the major studios dumped huge amounts of their libraries to TV syndication companies, deciding they were of little value otherwise (the VCR was still thirty years away). Worse yet, one of the now-liberated theater chains, United Paramount Theaters, merged with Creator/{{ABC}} in 1953. Its parent company Creator/{{Paramount}} smarted over all of this for years, and even had a hand in (trying to) kill the DuMont network -- which just ended up creating Metromedia, the precursor to UsefulNotes/{{FOX}}. Anyway, by the 1960s, all of the majors, even once-mighty Creator/{{MGM}}, had TV production facilities, except Paramount. They were finally forced into it by new owners Gulf + Western in 1968, after G + W bought Creator/DesiluStudios from Creator/LucilleBall (the minors never had a problem with TV, since they didn't own theaters, and Columbia Pictures in particular jumped in head-first way back in 1951).

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** Hollywood's reaction to television was a panic attack, all but blaming TV for the UsefulNotes/FallOfTheStudioSystem -- something that had been in progress for years due to mismanagement. After the US government won a huge antitrust suit against the studios in 1948, the major studios dumped huge amounts of their libraries to TV syndication companies, deciding they were of little value otherwise (the VCR was still thirty years away). Worse yet, one of the now-liberated theater chains, United Paramount Theaters, merged with Creator/{{ABC}} in 1953. Its parent company Creator/{{Paramount}} smarted over all of this for years, and even had a hand in (trying to) kill the DuMont Creator/DuMont network -- which just ended up creating Metromedia, the precursor to UsefulNotes/{{FOX}}. Anyway, by the 1960s, all of the majors, even once-mighty Creator/{{MGM}}, had TV production facilities, except Paramount. They were finally forced into it by new owners Gulf + Western in 1968, after G + W bought Creator/DesiluStudios from Creator/LucilleBall (the minors never had a problem with TV, since they didn't own theaters, and Columbia Pictures in particular jumped in head-first way back in 1951).
10th Sep '17 9:06:02 AM nombretomado
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** Elsewhere in the Franchise/CSIVerse, ''Series/CSICyber'' lives and breathes this trope. The premise is that crooks and psychos are constantly misusing the internet and online technology to endanger innocent people, either for profit or ForTheEvulz; the series plays this for ParanoiaFuel, as [[http://www.tv.com/shows/csi-cyber/community/post/csi-cyber-review-season-1-kidnapping-20-cmnd-crash-killer-en-route-142542924607/ this article]] discusses. (''It can happen to you.'')

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** Elsewhere in the Franchise/CSIVerse, Series/CSIVerse, ''Series/CSICyber'' lives and breathes this trope. The premise is that crooks and psychos are constantly misusing the internet and online technology to endanger innocent people, either for profit or ForTheEvulz; the series plays this for ParanoiaFuel, as [[http://www.tv.com/shows/csi-cyber/community/post/csi-cyber-review-season-1-kidnapping-20-cmnd-crash-killer-en-route-142542924607/ this article]] discusses. (''It can happen to you.'')
4th Sep '17 3:26:58 PM PrincessPandaTrope
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_vision_syndrome Computer vision syndrome]], with blurry vision and eye pain involved? Cell phone radiation allegedly causing cancer? Electronic overuse maybe causing health problems? The conclusion is obvious.
17th Aug '17 12:36:07 PM Chytus
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** Another subversion in a more recent episode -- a Chatroulette-like[[http://www.chatsexocam.com]] program alerts the [=CSIs=] to a murder before it's discovered (allowing them to be assured that they'll get the best possible evidence); Mac and Jo both experiment with the program and find it to be interesting, rather than harmful. Jo even uses it to show New York to a serviceman in Afghanistan.

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** Another subversion in a more recent episode -- a Chatroulette-like[[http://www.chatsexocam.com]] Chatroulette-like program alerts the [=CSIs=] to a murder before it's discovered (allowing them to be assured that they'll get the best possible evidence); Mac and Jo both experiment with the program and find it to be interesting, rather than harmful. Jo even uses it to show New York to a serviceman in Afghanistan.
30th Jul '17 9:57:02 AM victor862
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** Another subversion in a more recent episode -- a Chatroulette-like program alerts the [=CSIs=] to a murder before it's discovered (allowing them to be assured that they'll get the best possible evidence); Mac and Jo both experiment with the program and find it to be interesting, rather than harmful. Jo even uses it to show New York to a serviceman in Afghanistan.

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** Another subversion in a more recent episode -- a Chatroulette-like Chatroulette-like[[http://www.chatsexocam.com]] program alerts the [=CSIs=] to a murder before it's discovered (allowing them to be assured that they'll get the best possible evidence); Mac and Jo both experiment with the program and find it to be interesting, rather than harmful. Jo even uses it to show New York to a serviceman in Afghanistan.
21st Jul '17 3:12:45 PM DavidDelony
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* In the UK, the problem wasn't with Television (the BBC commanded too much respect for that), but with ''Commercial Television'' (read:[[MisplacedNationalism American television]]). In the 50s, when the idea of ITV was put forward, people started to predict terrible things, as the companies would aim at the lowest common denominator. This led many of the stations of ITV in the 60s being as strait laced as the BBC, for a while anyway.

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* In the UK, the problem wasn't with Television (the BBC (Creator/TheBBC commanded too much respect for that), but with ''Commercial Television'' (read:[[MisplacedNationalism American television]]). In the 50s, when the idea of ITV Creator/{{ITV}} was put forward, people started to predict terrible things, as the companies would aim at the lowest common denominator. This led many of the stations of ITV in the 60s being as strait laced as the BBC, for a while anyway. The guardians did have a point when ITV did eventually aim at the lowest common denominator.
18th Jul '17 10:42:55 AM nanakiro
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* It's common to see some form of website have a user-made cartoon about people using social media to better their own status rather than help out whoever they're recording. One particularly memorable cartoon ([[{{Irony}} On]] ''[[{{Irony}} Twitter,]]'' [[{{Irony}} no less]] showed a before-and-after situation concerning a street performer. The first showed him receiving money from passersby and smiling as he plays his guitar. The second shows him playing with a crowd of people surrounding him and no money in his hat at all, instead recording the performance with their phones and explicitly talking about how many Likes they're going to get on Facebook for showing it. Never mind cases where MemeticMutation has helped people get out of their then=poor situations, such as Antoine Dodgson or the Man with the Golden Voice.

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* It's common to see some form of website have a user-made cartoon about people using social media to better their own status rather than help out whoever they're recording. One particularly memorable cartoon ([[{{Irony}} On]] ''[[{{Irony}} Twitter,]]'' [[{{Irony}} no less]] less]]) showed a before-and-after situation concerning a street performer. The first showed him receiving money from passersby and smiling as he plays his guitar. The second shows him playing with a crowd of people surrounding him and no money in his hat at all, instead recording the performance with their phones and explicitly talking about how many Likes they're going to get on Facebook for showing it. Never mind cases where MemeticMutation has helped people get out of their then=poor then-poor situations, such as Antoine Dodgson or the Man with the Golden Voice.
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