I saw a sentence today that made me a little confused, it was: " Many pleople thus propose that governments need to tackle this issue by controlling the media, WHOM people see as responsible for inciting this violence through films and television." So, my question is, why is WHOM used in the sentence? If it were me, I would have used WHICH, since, as I see it, the clause is referring to the media and not a person. Could anyone help me understand ut?!

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The correct word to use should be which, not whom.  The media is an organiation, not a person.  Who refers to he or she.  Whom refers to him or her.  Which refers to it or they.

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