Once upon a time the media was restricted to newspapers and then it became radio and television news and then it became internet and social media. All of these mediums can greatly influence the minds of many people.
There is a lot of money to be gain by media influence, whether it be profiting off a war that everyone is convinced needs to be fought or a product with misleading results which target the emotional part of our being.
Media can also inform but too often it pales in comparison to the harm it can create.
Always read and listen with an open mind and don’t always take everything either serious or in fun to be accurate.
Media does and is a method of controlling your information luggage.