The Godfather film brought out the image that the mafia is a romantic group of criminals. The film helped in hyping the mafia in the television, especially the focus on the Italian mafia. The mafias are portrayed as a group that has similar values as the rest of society; they value family, loyalty and justice. However, the means to their ends is what most people disagree with and become horrified. The mafias are groups that believe in doing extreme things to achieve their goals. They take justice into their own hands. Moreover, they do not live by the standard societal rules and morals.
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The media portrays the mafia as a group of criminals who do not trust any authority. They have a culture primarily based on secrecy and silence. The consequences for non-compliance are extreme while their culture of secrecy works to their advantage because it makes helps them conceal crime. It is a culture that instills fear in the people because the mafias fulfill their desires by force.
The new technology has enabled people to understand the mafia culture, which is a culture that people could not comprehend before. New technology has exposed the criminal nature and some of the ways the mafias operate. Producing many films and information all over the Internet has made people get used to the ideologies of mafias. The new technology may have helped the mafias gain support because the media portrays their lives in the films as exciting, romantic and manly.