One random news channel: The government has increased the prices of petroleum, and the shortage suddenly resolved itself. People are not happy about how this government is operating.
Another random news channel: The government has resolved the issue of shortage of petroleum by increasing its prices, and people are very thankful for it.
It was a real piece of news and a perfect example of how news channels can control how we perceive each story. The above two news channels were probably paid by two different parties. Those of us who watched the first news weren’t happy about the action of government officials, and those of us who watched the second news were praising them.
Had there been one real news, all of us would have united and probably stood against the mafia controlling our lives for their business—this what they can’t afford.
To control the population of a country, you need more than just armed soldiers. It is impossible to run a country while operating as their open enemy. They act as our friend and hero and do their business in the dark.
At such times, it’s important that all of us come out and use the online platform like the one of John Doe to raise our voices. If we started sharing our knowledge with each other, we would start to see the reality behind the world shown to us. We can do this anonymously due to the risk involved and put a stop to these fake news channels.