The article considers the current state of the information space in Uzbekistan and the impact of the media on the formation of the lifestyle of the younger generation. The features of modern mass media are analyzed, the forms and degree of information impact are determined. The article shows both the negative and positive influence of the media, taking into account the functions that they perform in society. The author comes to the conclusion that the lifestyle of the youth of modern Uzbekistan is formed under the influence of many factors, among which the state is an outsider, but the role of the media is defined as dominant among other social institutions, which can lead to very ambiguous consequences.
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