Untill recently we had a condition wherein very specific channels of information, owned by specific people in each country, controlled what we called ‘the news’.
How indepedent those are/were I leave to you to judge, for now, as I’m not feeling in diving into this rather big topic.
But understand that this along with other radio and TV shows, newpapers, magazines, along with schooling formed most of the ideas people occupied themselves with, including what they consider to be reality.
However, the internet has brought about some significant change. Anyone, including myself, you and just anybody, can communicate even massively, if he attempts to. It is possible.
Compare, if you will, these two videos below: