Older article, but still timely given the flap over false news by the providers of false news.
There could be no better proof of a revolution – thanks to the internet – occurring in the accessibility of information and informed commentary than the reaction of our mainstream corporate media to alternative news sources.
For the first time, Western publics – or at least those who can afford a computer – have a way to bypass the gatekeepers of our democracies. Data our leaders once kept tightly under wraps can now be easily searched for, as can the analyses of those not paid to turn a blind eye to the constant and compelling evidence of Western hypocrisy.
Wikileaks, in particular, has rapidly eroded the traditional hierarchical systems of information dissemination.