It’s no secret that members of the media use their own personal agenda’s and bias to beam out specific messages to the masses, this is something that everybody can agree on. It’s been done since the inception of media and has since grown into a massive brainwashing tool, one which now influences the masses on a collective scale. This is why we see so much information from mainstream media outlets, regarding major events, that is completely contradicted by other news outlets and sources. Too often, the source of information from mainstream media outlets is their “intel,” and we simply believe what we are hearing without question.
When it comes to this, I share the sentiment of Edward Snowden:
“The problem of fake news isn’t solved by hoping for a referee, but rather because we as citizens, we as users of these services, help each other. We talk and we share and we point out what is fake. We point out what is true. The answer to bad speech is not censorship, the answer to bad speech is more speech. We have to exercise and spread the idea that critical thinking matters, now more than ever, given the fact that lies seem to be getting more popular.”