Seminar to introduce the book “Good, Evil and Smartphone” by Dang Hoang Giang

The problems in this book involve two kindergarten teachers, two brothers who own a beer dealer, a singer and model, a translator in her 80s, and a female student who was 15 years old when she death, and the author himself. Public humiliation online is a resurgent phenomenon, and together with itinerant trials, dog theft in real life, etc. is creating a culture of humiliation, fighting in the name of “good” to fight. with “evil”, labeling and stigma.

On the next level, the book questions the philosophy of punishment and the definition of justice. It suggests techniques for repelling rudeness and transforming anger. Finally, the book invites the reader to walk the path of nonviolent language, of empathy, tolerance and forgiveness.
“The devil does not pave the way for a greater good. It cleared the way for a battlefield. If on that battlefield the gladiators became anonymous, the opponents were just fictitious avatars, the sword slashes killed just pressing the like button, then our ability to slaughter is no different from the electronic games. bloody death. The issue here is real blood and real human destinies. It is for these reasons that the things Dang Hoang Giang shared have never been more timely, when social networks have become an inevitable part of modern life.” – Excerpted from the Preface of the work “Good, Evil and Smartphone”, written by Doctor of Multicultural Communication Nguyen Phuong Mai.

Why does the media prioritize sensationalism?
Why is it that on social networks there are always articles about rape, violence, theft, robbery, jealousy… and good news is like a breeze? Why do people react to bad news more strongly and more than to good news? Why do netizens share so much negative news?

There are many questions that need to be answered in today’s internet age, when people should choose happiness and live peacefully, they are still hanging around on social networks and always in a position of being ready to listen to the latest news. gossip story.

According to wikipedia, the amygdala (amygdala) plays an essential role in decision making and emotional responses, including fear, anxiety, and anger.

Newspapers were born to meet people’s needs, human instincts care about bad news, that’s why 90% of newspapers are full of bad news. However, there is a sad truth here that a large part of netizens instinctively let go of their emotions when they read sensational news, and then the amygdala jumps, causing fear and anger to overflow. offer, then all thoughts become one-sided, people easily let go of insults.

“Good, Evil and Smartphones” is an in-depth research book on the issue of using social networks to humiliate people in a community of tens of millions of people.

Culture of humiliation
In this second set of essays, instead of evoking many social phenomena as in “Frustration does not make us innocent”, Dr. Dang Hoang Giang only focuses on clearly portraying the “catastrophe” picture of the era. modern technology 4.0 – Culture of humiliation.

From hot news stories involving two nannies, two director brothers, a singer and model, a translator in her 80s, a 15-year-old schoolgirl, and the author herself… “Thien, evil and smartphones” successfully portrays public humiliation in the digital age, making readers shudder at its ugliness and destructive power.

“Good, evil and smartphone” will only be a book of condemnation and social criticism, but Dang Hoang Giang never stops at asking questions and then leaving them open. In the final chapters, the author opens the solution and places in the reader’s hands opportunities for change, with composure, non-violent language, kindness, respect for privacy, respect for dignity, forgiveness and compassion project.

In this work of social discourse, it seems at first glance that the author is on the side of the stoned, and calls on everyone to be kind to them. But you have to think carefully to see clearly the author’s intentions, the author wants each person to consider before participating in online stoning, because “hate destroys both the hated and the haters”.

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