Last week, your assignment was to watch “The Corporation.’ Although this film is over 15 years old, it is my hope it pulled at your heart strings and made you question some things about the corporate world. This week, our Class Discussion centers around the film. If you need instructions on creating a post, refer to previous modules.
Complete the following: Everyone must answer question #1 below. Then you choose either A, B or C to answer (not all three). Copy the question (A, B or C) into your post so your classmates know what you are replying to.
- For you, what was the most alarming part of this film?
- C) One company in the film stated that “falsifying news is not actually against the law.’ Describe if you think this is an accurate statement in relation to ethical norms. Defend your position.
Looking at this ethically, it incredibly disheartening to hear that companies or corporations believe that the falsification of news doesn’t constitute as a crime. I think the majority of people today would disagree with this statement, falsifying anything suggests you lied to cover up a darker truth or don’t care about the well-being of those around or who work for you, any kind of falsification is unethical. More specifically it really comes down to what the company/group/corporation is lying about, the more inappropriate areas being those that regard the well-being and safety of their workers, which would be a large reason for companies to silence news or reports to try and avoid further trouble or gaining a tarnished reputation. I think it would be interesting to do a social experiment and interview random people about how honest they think their local businesses and corporations are in several different categories, I think it would be interesting to also see if smaller local businesses have a better wrap than local larger businesses, and people’s overall perception of them. I would hypothesize that a lot of people don’t think about the unethical/honesty factor.