Now more than ever, as part of the generation that grew up with the internet, I believe it is the role of all young Bhutanese to become media literate in a world that is constantly bombarding us with overwhelming amounts of raw information.
We need to learn to intelligently navigate through the sea of mostly trash, and to be able to critically assess information with multiple viewpoints to eventually make out own judgments to the best of our abilities.
However, the advent of echochambers and fake news on sites like Facebook shows us that, more than ever, we need to swim against the tide to not just be informed, but to be well informed and not misinformed.
We cannot do this without critical thinking and media literacy. And we cannot ignore this to become a true participatory of democracy.
Bhutan, being a close-knit society, social media can create more divisions and chaos if not consumed well critically and with healthy debates without attacking personally.
Otherwise, media can leave more unhealthy impressions than political parties.