Is Social Media Lying to Us?

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Selfies at the beach. Photos with friends. Videos of hysterical laughter.

What do all of these things have in common?

 They are all part of the social media pit that has swallowed our entire society.

We have been consumed by Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, and a myriad of other social media sites and apps. And we have been consumed by the lies that they tell us.

Social media is a one-dimensional form of communication. It doesn’t reveal our dark thoughts, our lonely hearts, or our raw emotions. I can insert a smiley face when my heart is breaking. I can say “LOL” when I feel like screaming. I can post pictures of a fun vacation without mentioning that it ended in sunburn and tears.

We have lost our honesty and authenticity because many of the things we post on social media are based on a lie. They only reveal a tiny part of who we are.

In fact, social media mainly reveals who we wish we were.

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8 thoughts on “Is Social Media Lying to Us?

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  1. I definitely agree that Satan is the father of lies (John 8:44). And I also agree that we should post honestly. I don’t think having social media is a sin; it can become sinful if we use it in sinful ways. This is the same for anything, like food, friendships, or money.

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  2. Yes, that’s a good point. We can be honest, but it’s a temptation to skew the truth, especially on social media. Sadly, non-Christians (and some Christians) don’t have the motivation or desire to be honest. If we as believers let the Holy Spirit work in us, He can cultivate honesty in our hearts. ❤

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  3. I think social media COULD be used for honesty, if we are honest. But there’s something about the screen people like the comfort of hiding. You’re right, people just want to focus on the good, not the bad, and what they want/wish/hope for.

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