The Internet has proven to be the greatest source of information since lunatic Christians burnt down the library of Alexandria. Anything being sought, be it an address or an in-depth analysis of Dead Sea scrolls, is there and is the main reason that the famous Encyclopedia Britannica has gone out of business.
At the same time, because it is open to one and all, the Internet is also a breeding ground for a legion of strange persons with a frantic desire to air their pet theses, themselves and their friends.
We see earnest discussions about the 1963 assassination of President Kennedy by mutant dwarves, the Sinister Truth about Hurricane Katrina, Tesla Death Rays used to bring down the buildings of the WTC, balanced with other information proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that Russian bombers were used.
We also discover the evil plottings of the Illuminiati, a group that has been long gone, or that the Rothschild banking house had taken over the whole world.
And from one source, now fortunately long- vanished, we discovered that Houston was destroyed by a nuclear bomb set off by Jewish radicals or that the Fukishima disaster was really caused by an Israeli submarine, using German-made nuclear torpedos!
Yes, the Internet can entertain as well as inform.
But the fact that the Internet has many independent news sites means the diminution of the print media and the television news stations. Since these are the propaganda control for the oligarchy, there is great distress in board rooms and from them in the halls of Congress. They would like to shut off the Internet so that the stupid, and tax-paying, public can only see what they are supposed to and not what might be the uncomfortable truth.
Obama and Cass Sunstein tried to shut down anyone who dared to interfere with the propaganda machinery but they were not successful.
Even a furious and unbalanced Trump and his decaying machinery can’t do it and if they continue to try, there will be very serious public reactions indeed.