The internet is amazing. The explosion of information that is now available is just incredible. A thousand years ago, communicating with people worldwide would have required a network of thousands of employees, at the minimum. A hundred years ago, it would have required owning printing presses worldwide. Fifty years ago, it would have required owning a network of radio stations. Twenty years ago, it would have required a network of television stations. To consistently get out your message, you have to have been a multimillionaire at least.
Today, I can write something and make it available instantly worldwide. For free. Doing research is so much easier. It used to be possible for the media to hide the truth just by ignoring it. Now it isn't. More on how the internet expands freedom here and here.