March 7th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –
Have a listen to what Zakharova has to say in relation to “fake news”. Is there a deliberate campaign to undermine trust in all traditional media, so that the public can no longer form an opinion?
The institution of the media, which was once revered and trusted for its journalistic standards, has now sunk so low that the average person is unable to accept it. This can be dangerous, as it drives people to a new source – the internet. While alternative media, for the most part, is grassroots in protest to the mainstream media – many sources online are also false and it can difficult to determine an article’s validity.
The media was once the fourth estate, whose role in a ‘free and fair’ democracy was to check, balance and scrutinise the actions of the state. Today, the media is PR for the state – there is no lie they won’t propagate, irrespective of the repercussions it has.
Zakharova mentions 1982* by accident, meaning 1984 by George Orwell.