During the time before we all used the internet as frequently as we do today (which feels like an eternity ago doesn’t it?) it seemed that legacy media and it’s formats of television broadcasting and newspapers were the most reputable sources for the latest news and current events.
The controversy behind the media in regards to things such as media bias, fake news and media corruption have been speculated more recently during the rise of internet media, as individuals who were once only known as the consumers of media have become more involved with the news process and as such, have combated the legacy media framework and changed the way in which we consume media.
Legacy media platforms such as news channels on TV are heavily mediated, they only show you what they want you to see and for only a brief period of time so you don’t notice too many details. The beauty of the internet and social media is that if a fake or inaccurate piece of news is posted, people will instantly critique and correct the mistakes, allowing for the rights knowledge to be absorbed by everyone and as such this helps to eliminate the false preconceived ideas and perceptions the legacy media professionals try and place in our heads.