In the last few years, the traditional news media has been having a rough time. According to a survey, more Americans have a negative (43%) than a positive (33%) view of the news media and they are getting hard to inform as it is harder to find the accurate one.

As the media should be objective and hold power to account, but the truth is that the most news outlets are partisan and have their own agenda to advance and the problem is biased. Getting the masses to view the world from a certain perspective has always been priceless power to wield, whether it’s state-owned or run by some shady tax-avoiding billionaire.

8 out of the 10 Americans believe that the news media is critical to their democracy as per the same survey. It is large the gap between the lofty expectations of an honest, objective media and the performance that they actually deliver. People tend to social media for other, even easier to manipulate sources when the mask skips and examples of media manipulation are exposed are hugely damaging to trust such as the 2003 Iraq War. With these issues, we find ourselves, confused, mistrustful and divided.

People show some examples of how media can use different techniques of deception, to trick you into seeing exactly what they wanted you to see. As perspective is everything, a healthy dose of skepticism goes a long way and getting your news from a wide range of different sources is your bet to the more rounded view of the world we live in. Even though social media is good in that respect, it is bad in terms of regulation, trolling and people shouting horrible things at each other. The traditional news is really important as a forum for rational debate and expert opinion, but the manipulation needs to be stopped.

01. Photo Taken When Kate Middleton And Prince William Presented Third Royal Baby To The World

02. TV News Station

03.Marines From The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Help An Iraqi Soldier With Water From A Canteen In Southern Iraq, March 21, 2003

04. Presidential Inauguration Of Donald Trump

05. Hillary Rally In Omaha

06. Soldiers Playing With Kids

07. Conservative Leader Theresa May Launches The Party’s Campaign Bus In Northumberland

08. Photographer Ruben Salvadori Covered The Conflict Between Israeli Soldiers And Palestinian Youths. The Picture Above Was Staged In Cooperation With A Young Palestinian

09. Pro-Immigration Protest

10. Tax Protest In Paris